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Legal Statutes: U.S. Virgin Islands

UPDATED November 22, 2016

U.S. Virgin Islands Statutes

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Chapter 13. Assault and Battery

back to top297. Assault in the third degree

(a) Whoever, under circumstances not amounting to an assault in the first or second degree

(1) assaults another person with intent to commit a felony;

(2) assaults another with a deadly weapon;

(3) assaults another with premeditated design and by use of means calculated to inflict great bodily harm;

(4) assaults another and inflicts serious bodily injury upon the person assaulted; or whoever under any circumstances;

(5) [Deleted.]

shall be fined not less than $500 and not more than $3,000 or imprisoned not more than 5 years or both.

(b) Whoever, under circumstances not amounting to an assault in the first or second degree assaults a peace officer in the lawful discharge of the duties of his office with a weapon of any kind, if it was known or declared to the defendant that the person assaulted was a peace officer discharging an official duty, shall be fined not less than $2,000 and not more than $10,000, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both.
Amended Feb. 12, 1971, No. 2937, § 2, Sess. L. 1970, p. 428; July 8, 1 988, No. 5348, Sess. L. 1988, p. 179; amended Oct. 15, 2013, No. 7531, § 1(a)(̈c), Sess. L. 2013, p.