GA SPJI 2.20.21. Assault, Aggravated (Weapon); Statutory; Extended Definition

GA SPJI 2.20.21. Assault, Aggravated (Weapon); Statutory; Extended Definition

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GA SPJI 2.20.21. Assault, Aggravated (Weapon); Statutory; Extended Definition

A person commits the offense of aggravated assault when that person assaults another person (with a deadly weapon)(with any object, device, or instrument that, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury).

To constitute such an assault, actual injury to the alleged victim need not be shown. It is only necessary that the evidence show beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant (attempted to cause a violent injury to the alleged victim)(intentionally committed an act that placed the alleged victim in reasonable fear of immediately receiving a violent injury).

The State must also prove as a material element of aggravated assault, as alleged in this case, that the assault was made with (a deadly weapon)(an object, device, or instrument that, when used offensively against a person, is likely to or actually does result in serious bodily injury).

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