In Georgia, “aggravated assault” in is defined as when someone attempts, and is successful in committing, a violent act against another. This differs from “simple assault” which is defined as the attempt to cause violent harm to another. This is so even if the accuser isn’t injured and such a charge can result in a jail sentence of up to 12 months and carry substantial fines.
Under Georgia law ”aggravated assault” is defined any of the following:
- Assault with the intent to murder, rape or rob;
- Assault with a deadly weapon or object that when used can result in serious bodily injury;
- Assault when a person fires a firearm within a motor vehicle at another without legal justification.