Penalties for an Assault Conviction
The punishments for assault depend on whether the crime is considered “simple” or “aggravated.” Simple assault can either be charged as a Class A or Class B misdemeanor. Class A misdemeanors are punishable by a maximum fine of $2,500 and up to 11 months and 29 days in jail. The penalty for a Class B misdemeanor is a fine of up to $500 and up to 6 months in jail.
Those who are convicted of aggravated assault will face harsher penalties. Aggravated assault can either be a Class C or D felony. As a Class C felony, the defendant will face 3 to 15 years in prison and a maximum fine of $10,000. When aggravated assault is charged as a Class D felony, it carries a punishment of 2 to 12 years in prison and a maximum fine of $5,000.
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