Simple assault is a second-degree misdemeanor punishable by up to two years in jail. It’s a charge commonly brought by police when there are allegations of domestic violence.
If you’re accused of getting into a bar fight, you’ll likely be charged with simple assault.
If you’re accused of hitting your spouse, you’ll likely be charged with simple assault.
The law additionally provides that a person is guilty of simple assault for attempting to put a person “in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.”
Thus, threatening a person with a weapon may result in simple assault charges even if there was no physical harm.
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