Assault

The least serious assault offense under Ohio law is “simple” assault.   There are two ways “simple” assault is committed in Ohio. A person either knowingly causes or attempts to cause physical harm to another; or, the person recklessly causes serious physical harm to another. Misdemeanor Assault Simple assault is a first degree misdemeanor, punishable by a sentence of… Read more

Other than Felonious Assault, the crime of Aggravated Assault is the most serious type of assault offense in Ohio.  A person is guilty of the crime of Aggravated Assault if that person knowingly commits felonious assault, when under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage incited by the victim through “serious… Read more

The most serious assault offense under Ohio law is the crime of Felonious Assault.  There are three ways the Felonious Assault can be committed in Ohio: (1) knowingly causing serious physical harm to another; (2) knowingly causing, or attempting to cause physical harm to another by means of a firearm, deadly weapon, or dangerous ordinance; and (3) having… Read more