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Aggravated Assault in Arkansas

Howerton Law Firm Aggravated Assault Attorneys
Arkansas Aggravated Assault Attorneys at the Howerton Law Firm handle all Arkansas assault matters for the Arkansas general practice law firm Howerton Law Firm. Use the Request a Free Consultation form on the left of the page to schedule your free initial consultation with aggravated assault lawyer Wendy Howerton or simply call the Howerton Law Firm at 479-587-9300.

About aggravated assault in Arkansas
This is one of the more common felonies we see people charged with. But it is also one of the felonies where we have had a lot of success getting the charges either dismissed or reduced to misdemeanors. Police officers routinely charge people with aggravated assault when the facts don't support it. Remember, it is the state's job to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that you are guilty!

Arkansas criminal code
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Arkansas Criminal Code for aggravated assault in Arkansas
5-13-204. Aggravated assault.
(a) A person commits aggravated assault if, under circumstances manifesting extreme
indifference to the value of human life, he or she purposely:
(1) Engages in conduct that creates a substantial danger of death or serious physical
injury to another person;
(2) Displays a firearm in such a manner that creates a substantial danger of death or
serious physical injury to another person; or
(3) Impedes or prevents the respiration of another person or the circulation of another
person's blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or by blocking the nose or mouth of the
other person.
(b) Aggravated assault is a Class D felony.
(c) The provisions of this section do not apply to:
(1) A law enforcement officer acting within the scope of his or her duty; or
(2) A person acting in self-defense or the defense of a third party.
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