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Aggravated Assault


An unlawful attack by one person upon another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily injury.  This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 

A weapon is any commonly known weapon (gun, knife, club, etc.) or any other item which, although not usually thought of as a weapon, becomes one in the commission of a crime.  It is not necessary that injury result from an aggravated assault when a gun, knife or other weapon that could cause serious personal injury is used.

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