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Legal Statutes: Delaware

UPDATED April 12, 2017

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Subpart A. Assaults and Related Offenses

back to top§ 611. Assault in the third degree; class A misdemeanor

A person is guilty of assault in the third degree when:

(1) The person intentionally or recklessly causes physical injury to another person; or

(2) With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or a dangerous instrument.

Assault in the third degree is a class A misdemeanor.
58 Laws 1972, ch. 497, § 1; 67 Laws 1989, ch. 130, § 8; 70 Laws 1995, ch. 186, § 1, eff. July 10, 1995.