Simple assault usually involves minor injury or a limited threat of violence and is the least serious form of assault. Aggravated assault involves circumstances that make the crime more serious, as in the victim is threatened with or has experienced violence amounting to significantly more than a minor slap across the face or a punch in the jaw.
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Assault charges of any kind can result in serious and long-term penalties, but an aggravated assault conviction can be even more damaging to your life and your future. Aggravated assault is considered a felony and the two aggravating factors are serious bodily injury or presence of a deadly weapon.
Aggravated assault is typically a felony punishable by approximately 1 to 20 years in prison, depending on the specific provisions of each state’s sentencing statute or sentencing guidelines. The judge can exercise some discretion on the length of the sentence and whether to allow the defendant to serve any portion of the sentence.
In Texas, aggravated assault can be felonies of the first- or second-degree.
First-Degree Felony: domestic violence with deadly weapon causing serious bodily injury
5 years to life in prison
Second-Degree Felony: serious bodily injury or threatened use of deadly weapon
2 years to 20 years in prison
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