A person commits the offense of Assault in the Fourth Degree if:
The person attempts to cause or recklessly causes physical injury, physical pain, or illness to another person;
With criminal negligence the person causes physical injury to another person by means of a firearm;
The person purposely places another person in apprehension of immediate physical injury;
The person recklessly engages in conduct which creates a substantial risk of death or serious physical injury to another person;
The person knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical contact with a person with a disability, which a reasonable person, who does not have a disability, would consider offensive or provocative; or
The person knowingly causes physical contact with another person knowing the other person will regard the contact as offensive or provocative.
Assault in the Fourth Degree is a Class C Misdemeanor unless the victim is a special victim in which case it’s a Class A Misdemeanor.
Assault in the 4th Degree is a very serious charge. You want to consult with an attorney as soon as possible if you were recently charged with this offense. The attorneys at Miller & Hine are dedicated to provide the best possible defense to our clients, no matter what the charges against them may be. Your freedom and future are at stake. Call us today for a free consultation.