Aggravated Assault

Definition

A criminal assault — a threat or physical act that creates a reasonable apprehension of imminent harmful or offensive contact with one's person — involving an additional, aggravating factor, such as the intent to inflict serious bodily injury or the use of a dangerous weapon.

Illustrative case law

See, e.g. Com. v. Patrick, 933 A.2d 1043 (Pa. Super. Ct. 2007).

See also