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What Is Penalty For Assault?

In Kentucky, there are various charges relating to assault.  A4, or Assault in the 4th Degree, is a misdemeanor which is general assault with minor physical injuries.  It is defined in KRS 508.040 and the potential penalties for A4 is up to 12 months in jail and/or $500 fine. Assault can also be charged as a felony if (1) committed upon a police officer, (2) if there are serious physical injuries, or (3) if there is a weapon involved in the assault. Assault 3rd degree is similar to A4, that is minor injuries but when committed against a police officer or other protected persons such as social worker, detention center worker.  A3 is located in KRS 508.030 and is considered a Class D felony and is punishable by 1-5 years in prison. Assault 2nd degree is when there is serious physical injury to the victim or if the assault involves the use of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordinance.  Assault 2nd degree is defined by KRS 508.020 and considered a Class C felony punishable by 5-10 years in prison.  Assault 1st Degree is a class B felony under KRS 508.010 and involves serious physical injury and the use of a deadly weapon.  It is punishable by 10-20 years in prison. If you have been charged with Assault, whether felony or misdemeanor you need to retain legal counsel.  For consultation in Kenton, Boone, Grant, Gallatin, or Campbell counties, or in Cincinnati, call Michael Bouldin at 859-581-6453 (581-MIKE). *Information herein relates to charges in Kentucky.  If you are charged with misdemeanor or felony assault in Ohio, the charges and potential penalties differ from Kentucky.  Call for more information.

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