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Assault Defined Under Minnesota Law

In this article, you will learn:

  • How assault is defined in Minnesota and the potential aggravating factors or penalties

Assault is defined as any behavior that is either offensive or done intentionally to another person. Now, that could be screaming and yelling at them, cursing at them, or chasing them with your car. Obviously, the assaults that we’re most familiar with are physical – so any kind of contact that’s unwanted. These are the basics of assault in Minnesota.

Factors That Could Enhance Or Aggravate An Assault Charge In Minnesota

The seriousness of any injuries to the other party and whether there are weapons involved can be two of the most prevalent aggravating factors.

Potential Penalties For An Assault Conviction In Minnesota

Possible penalties for assault in Minnesota include up to 90 days for a misdemeanor with a $1,000 fine and up to $3,000 and a year in jail for a gross misdemeanor.

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