Assault

(redirected from aggravated assault)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Acronyms, Encyclopedia.
Related to aggravated assault: Aggravated battery, Simple assault

Assault

Unwanted and/or violent physical contact with another person. Assault is a crime and a tort in most jurisdictions, though specific definitions differ from place to place.
Mentioned in ?
References in periodicals archive ?
(87.) Recall that there are three ways to come within the aggravated assault guideline according to the definition of aggravated assault.
Aggravated Assault Table, "Aggravated Assault, Types of Weapons Used, Percent Distribution by Region, 2012"
Gough was sentenced to 20 weeks' imprisonment, suspended for 18 months, for the racially aggravated assault, and suspended sentences for the other offences.
There is no definition for aggravated assault while reporting those figures to the FBI, Chief Gemme said.
"We had a rash of bank robberies, and for some reason aggravated assault took a jump up," he said.
Peggy Jo Conner, pictured, 38, faces charges of attempted homicide and aggravated assault.
The charges included aggravated assault (a felony), misdemeanor counts of assault, partner assault, and endangering the welfare of a child.
The head of a school science department has denied a religiously aggravated assault on a pupil.
The Girls Aloud singer denies racially aggravated assault occasioning actual bodily harm and a charge of assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
Police said a 14-year-old boy from Birkenhead had been arrested on suspicion of racially aggravated assault.
in Worcester Superior Court on charges of armed assault with intent to murder, three counts of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon (pool stick, oak bar stool and shod foot), assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, two counts of assault and battery and conspiracy.
* In 2011, there were an estimated 751,131 aggravated assaults in the nation.