PA 18 § 2701. Simple assault.

PA 18 § 2701. Simple assault.

State: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes
Title 18. Crimes and Offenses
Part II. Definition of Specific Offenses
Article B. Offenses Involving Danger to the Person
Chapter 27. Assault

§ 2701. Simple assault.

(a) Offense defined. — Except as provided under section 2702 (relating to aggravated assault), a person is guilty of assault if he:

(1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another;

(2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon;

(3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or

(4) conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates 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 person.

(b) Grading. — Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second degree unless committed:

(1) in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third degree; or

(2) against a child under 12 years of age by a person 18 years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the first degree.

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