Aggravated assault is an attack or attempted attack with a weapon, regardless of whether or not an injury occurred and attack without a weapon when serious injury results.
Under federal guidelines, aggravated assault has two categories:
- With injury - An attack without a weapon when serious injury results or an attack with a weapon involving any injury. Serious injury includes broken bones, lost teeth, internal injuries, loss of consciousness, and any unspecified injury requiring two or more days of hospitalization.
- Threatened with a weapon - Threat or attempted attack by an offender armed with a gun, knife, or other object used as a weapon, not resulting in victim injury.