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Updated: 
January 28, 2021

1043. First degree aggravated domestic assault

(a) A person commits the crime of first degree aggravated domestic assault if the person:

(1) attempts to cause or willfully or recklessly causes serious bodily injury to a family or household member; or

(2) uses, attempts to use, or is armed with a deadly weapon and threatens to use the deadly weapon on a family or household member; or

(3) commits the crime of domestic assault and has been previously convicted of aggravated domestic assault.

(b) A person who commits the crime of first degree aggravated domestic assault shall be imprisoned not more than 15 years or fined not more than $25,000.00, or both.

(c) Conduct constituting the offense of first degree aggravated domestic assault under this section shall be considered a violent act for the purpose of determining bail.