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Legal Statutes: Connecticut

UPDATED January 10, 2017

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Part V. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top§ 53a-61. Assault in the third degree: Class A misdemeanor

(a) A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when: (1) With intent to cause physical injury to another person, he causes such injury to such person or to a third person; or (2) he recklessly causes serious physical injury to another person; or (3) with criminal negligence, he causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon, a dangerous instrument or an electronic defense weapon.

(b) Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor and any person found guilty under subdivision (3) of subsection (a) of this section shall be sentenced to a term of imprisonment of one year which may not be suspended or reduced.
(1969, P.A. 828, § 62, eff. Oct. 1, 1971; 1986, P.A. 86-287, § 3; 1992, P.A. 92-260, § 30.)