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Aggravated assault charges can stem from various circumstances

Being charged with assault is bad enough in itself, but a charge of aggravated assault is even worse. Aggravated assault occurs when there are extenuating circumstances associated with the assault. For example, you might face this charge if you beat someone with something that could be considered a weapon, such as a brick.

In fact, weapons are one of the most common reasons why an assault charge might end up as an aggravated assault charge. Some people know the term "assault with a deadly weapon" as the charge for assaults involving items like knives and guns. Interestingly, you can also face this type of charge with other items that might be used as weapons. A tire iron or crowbar are examples of this.

In some cases, aggravated assault is determined by the identity of the person who you allegedly attacked or by your intentions. Typically, officers of the law and teachers are protected by laws that would make any attack on them aggravated assault. If you have the intent to cause serious harm to someone during an assault, you might be charged with aggravated assault.

The extent of the injuries that the victim has might also lead to aggravated assault charges. For example, you might face this charge if the victim ends up in the hospital because of the beating.

An aggravated assault charge is a serious charge since it is considered a violent charge. You must find out what options you have for a defense and move forward with the option that you feel comfortable with. Failing to do this could lead to you ending up having to live with very harsh penalties.

Source: FindLaw, "Aggravated Assault," accessed May 12, 2017

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