Bountiful, UT asked in Criminal Law for Utah

Q: Is attempted assault a real thing?

I would have been physically assaulted by a manager of a KOA Campground in Utah if his wife had not stepped in to intervene

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A: Under Utah law, an actor commits assault if the actor:

(a) attempts, with unlawful force or violence, to inflict bodily injury on an individual.

So, for example, if the manager attempted to unlawfully punch you in the face but his wife stepped in between you and intercepted the punch, the manager could still be found guilty of assault.

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