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Legal Statutes: Arkansas

UPDATED September 15, 2017

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Subchapter 3. Domestic Battering and Assault

back to top5-26-306. Aggravated assault on a family or household member

(a) A person commits aggravated assault on a family or household member if, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life, the person purposely:

(1) Engages in conduct that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to a family or household member;

(2) Displays a firearm in a manner that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical injury to a family or household member; or

(3) Impedes or prevents the respiration of a family or household member or the circulation of a family or household member's blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of a family or household member.

(b) Aggravated assault on a family or household member is a Class D felony.

Acts of 1979, Act 396, § 4; Acts of 1995, Act 1291, § 4; Acts of 2013, Act 418, § 1, eff. Aug. 16, 2013.