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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 1. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top76-5-102. Assault

(1) Assault is:

(a) an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; or

(b) an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another.

(2) Assault is a class B misdemeanor.

(3) Assault is a class A misdemeanor if:

(a) the person causes substantial bodily injury to another; or

(b) the victim is pregnant and the person has knowledge of the pregnancy.

(4) It is not a defense against assault, that the accused caused serious bodily injury to another.

Laws 1974, c. 32, § 38; Laws 1989, c. 51, § 1; Laws 1991, c. 75, § 3; Laws 1995, c. 291, § 4, eff. May 1, 1995; Laws 1996, c. 140, § 1, eff. April 29, 1996; Laws 2000, c. 170, § 2, eff. May 1, 2000; Laws 2003, c. 109, § 1, eff. May 5, 2003; Laws 2015, c. 430, § 1, eff. May 12, 2015.