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Q: In utah a aggravated assult what are possiable charges

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Russell Pietryga
Russell Pietryga
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Licensed in Utah

A: Degree- An aggravated assault is a 3rd degree felony unless the victim suffers a serious bodily injury , in which case it can be charged as a 2nd degree felony.

Elements- A defendant commits an aggravated assault when they commit an assault and use: a dangerous weapon ; or other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily injury.

Fine- 3rd degree felony: A fine not to exceed $5,000 , plus a 90% surcharge.

2nd degree felony: A fine not to exceed $10,000 , plus a 90% surcharge.

Restitution- The court may order a defendant convicted of this crime to pay restitution.

Imprisonment- 3rd degree felony: A term of imprisonment not to exceed 5 years.

2nd degree felony: A term of imprisonment not less than 1 year nor more than 15 years.

DNA Specimen Analysis-A defendant convicted of a 2nd or 3rd degree felony aggravated assault must provide a DNA specimen.

Firearms- May not posses, use or have control of a firearm or ammunition for life.

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