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Simple Assault

Intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly causing bodily injury to another; or attempts to cause bodily injury to another; or negligently causing bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or attempting by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or concealing or attempting to conceal a hypodermic needle on one's person and intentionally or knowingly penetrating a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the defendant

Penalty: Misdemeanor of the 2nd degree, (2 year maximum) or misdemeanor of 3rd degree (12 month maximum) if committed in fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, or misdemeanor of the 1st degree (5 year maximum) if committed against a child under 12 by a defendant 21 or older.

Aggravated Assaut

Intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or attempting to cause serious bodily injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causing serious bodily injury to a specified officer, agent or employee or an employee of an agency, company or other entity engaged in public transportation, engaged in the performance of duties; or attempting to cause serious bodily injury to a specified officer, agent or employee or an employee of an agency, company or other entity engaged in public transportation, engaged in the performance of duties.

Penalty: Felony of the 1st degree. Maximum penalty 20 years and $25,000.00 fine

Assault of a Law Enforcement Officer

Intentionally or knowingly causing bodily injury to a law enforcement officer engaged in the performance of a duty with a firearm. 

Penalty: Felony of the 1st degree. Maximum 40 years and $25,000.00 fine.

Reckless Endangerment

Recklessly engaging in conduct which places or may place another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury.

Penalty: Misdemeanor of the 2nd degree. Maximum 2 years and $5,000.00 fine

Terroristic Threats

Directly or indirectly communicating a threat to commit any crime of violence with intent to terroize another cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation,or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with  reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

Penalty: Misdemeanor of the 1st degree (5 years maximum and $10,000.00 fine), or felony of the 3rd degree (7 years maximum and $15,000.00 fine) if the threat causes the occupants of the building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation to be diverted from their normal or customary operations. Must also pay restitution in an amount equal to the cost of the evacuation, including but not limited to, fire and police response, emergency medical service or emergency preparedness response, and transportation of an individual from the building, place of assembly or facility.

Terroristic Threats

1. Directly or indirectly communicating a threat to commit any crime of violence with intent to terroize another cause evacuation of a building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation,or otherwise cause serious public inconvenience, or cause terror or serious public inconvenience with  reckless disregard of the risk of causing such terror or inconvenience.

Penalty: Misdemeanor of the 1st degree (5 years maximum and $10,000.00 fine), or felony of the 3rd degree (7 years maximum and $15,000.00 fine) if the threat causes the occupants of the building, place of assembly or facility of public transportation to be diverted from their normal or customary operations. Must also pay restitution in an amount equal to the cost of the evacuation, including but not limited to, fire and police response, emergency medical service or emergency preparedness response, and transportation of an individual from the building, place of assembly or facility.

Stalking

1. Engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly committing acts toward another person (including following the person without proper authority under circumstances which demonstrate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person; or engaging in a course of conduct or repeatedly communicating with another person Under circumstances which demonstrate either an intent to place such other person in reasonable fear of bodily injury or to cause substantial emotional distress to such other person.

Penalty: Misdemeanor of the 1st degree, (5 years maximum and $10,000.00 fine) or felony of the 3rd degree (10 years maximum and $15,000.00 fine) if previously convicted of stalking, or if previously convicted of a crime of violence against the same victim.

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