In our state, an assault charge means that the offender caused the victim to be afraid of immediate violence. That’s it.
You do not actually have to have made physical contact or caused bodily harm to be charged with assault. To make matters worse, an assault charge can be bumped up to an aggravated assault, resulting in harsher charges and penalties.
What exactly is aggravated assault?
Aggravated Assault Involves Aggravating Factors
In any crime, aggravating or [...]