What is the difference between assault and aggravated assault in Texas?

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asked Jan 28, 2022 in Law Enforcement/Police by BillStopp (1,500 points)
What is the difference between assault and aggravated assault in Texas?

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answered Jan 31, 2022 by Moonchild (700 points)
The difference between assault and aggravated assault in Texas is that assault is where you simply assaulted someone without real intent to harm the person or injure them.

Aggravated assault is the intended harm or assault on someone with intent to harm or seriously harm the person.

An aggravated assault means that a person caused serious bodily injury to another person, or used or brandished a deadly weapon during an assault.

In Texas, an aggravated assault is a second degree felony with punishments including 2 to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.00

According to law a deadly weapon is any object or weapon inherently deadly or used in manner that is capable of causing or likely to cause great bodily injury or death.

This can include a baseball bat, knife, brass knuckles, unloaded firearm used as a club, vehicle, bottle, blunt object, among other items.

Anything that can be used as a deadly weapon is considered a deadly weapon.

Even a vehicle can be seen as a deadly weapon if someone intends to use the vehicle to kill or seriously harm someone.

Assault with a deadly weapon is a violent crime and is classed as a felony regardless of the harm done to the person.

Assault with a deadly weapon can get you up to 4 years in prison and if more harm is done then it can get you 10 years or even 20 years in prison.

Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon is more serious.

Agg assault is also known as aggravated assault which is done with a deadly weapon and or with intent to harm or kill someone in the act of the assault.

Regular assault is assault or beating up someone without a deadly weapon.

The aggravated assault is a more serious assault charge than just a regular assault charge.

The aggravated assault is an assault that is committed: with a deadly weapon. while disguised in a manner designed to conceal identity, or. with intent to commit any felony.

Simple assault encompasses minor injuries, touching, and threatening words or behavior.

Aggravated assault involves serious injuries or the addition of weapons into the equation.

Even if someone aimed a gun at another person with no intention of pulling the trigger, that could be considered aggravated assault.

The FBI's Uniform Crime Reporting (UCR) Program defines aggravated assault as an unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.

Aggravated assault is usually a felony punishable by approximately one to twenty years in prison, depending on the specific provisions of each state's sentencing statute or sentencing guidelines.

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