Title 76 - Utah Criminal Code - Chapter 5 - Offenses Against the Person - Part 1 - Assault and Related Offenses - Section 103 - Aggravated assault -- Penalties.


Published: 2017-05-09

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Effective 5/9/2017 76-5-103 Aggravated assault -- Penalties. (1) Aggravated assault is an actor's conduct:

(a) that is: (i) an attempt, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another; (ii) a threat, accompanied by a show of immediate force or violence, to do bodily injury to

another; or (iii) an act, committed with unlawful force or violence, that causes bodily injury to another or

creates a substantial risk of bodily injury to another; and (b) that includes the use of:

(i) a dangerous weapon as defined in Section 76-1-601; (ii) any act that impedes the breathing or the circulation of blood of another person by the

actor's use of unlawful force or violence that is likely to produce a loss of consciousness by: (A) applying pressure to the neck or throat of a person; or (B) obstructing the nose, mouth, or airway of a person; or

(iii) other means or force likely to produce death or serious bodily injury. (2)

(a) Any act under this section is punishable as a third degree felony, except that an act under this section is punishable as a second degree felony if:

(i) the act results in serious bodily injury; or (ii) an act under Subsection (1)(b)(ii) produces a loss of consciousness.

(b) Aggravated assault that is a violation of Section 76-5-210, Targeting a law enforcement officer, and results in serious bodily injury is a first degree felony.

Amended by Chapter 388, 2017 General Session Amended by Chapter 454, 2017 General Session