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Legal Statutes: Utah

UPDATED November 15, 2016

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Part 1. Assault and Related Offenses

back to top76-5-103. Aggravated assault

(1) Aggravated assault is an actor's conduct:

(a) that is:

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

(ii) a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; or

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

(b) that includes the use of:

(i) a dangerous weapon as defined in Section 76-1-601; or

(ii) other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily injury.

(2)(a) A violation of Subsection (1) is a third degree felony, except under Subsection (2)(b).

(b) A violation of Subsection (1) that results in serious bodily injury is a second degree felony.

Laws 1973, c. 196, § 76-5-103; Laws 1974, c. 32, § 10; Laws 1989, c. 170, § 2; Laws 1995, c. 291, § 5, eff. May 1, 1995; Laws 2010, c. 193, § 4, eff. Nov. 1, 2010; Laws 2015, c. 430, § 2, eff. May 12, 2015.