aggravated assault

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Assault is a criminal charge that stems from a person knowingly threatening harm against another person. Assault can become aggravated assault when a weapon is involved or if the threat is intended to do more than scare the victim. An example of aggravated assault without a weapon, for example, occurs when an individual threatens a victim with the intent of robbing him or her. Aggravated assault is considered a felony.

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