Assault DUI Attorney Harrisburg PA

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18 Pa.C.S.A. §2701.  Simple assault.

(a)  Offense defined.–Except as provided under section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault), a person is guilty of assault if he:

Assault DUI Attorney Harrisburg PA(1)  attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;

(2)  negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;

(3)  attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or

(4)  conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the person.

(b)  Grading.–Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second degree unless committed:

(1)  in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third degree; or

(2)  against a child under 12 years of age by a person 18 years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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