Utah Criminal Code: Assault

76-5-102. Assault.

Utah Criminal Code Definition of Assault

  1. Assault is:
    1. an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another;
    2. a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; or
    3. an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another.
  2. Assault is a class B misdemeanor.
  3. Assault is a class A misdemeanor if:
    1. the person causes substantial bodily injury to another; or
    2. the victim is pregnant and the person has knowledge of the pregnancy.
  4. It is not a defense against assault, that the accused caused serious bodily injury to another.

Utah Criminal Code Definition of Aggravated Assault

76-5-103. Aggravated assault.

  1. A person commits aggravated assault if he commits assault as defined in Section 76-5-102 and he:
    1. intentionally causes serious bodily injury to another; or
    2. under circumstances not amounting to a violation of Subsection (1)(a), uses a dangerous weapon as defined in Section 76-1-601 or other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily injury.
  2. A violation of Subsection (1)(a) is a second degree felony.
  3. A violation of Subsection (1)(b) is a third degree felony.

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