simple assault

simple assault
Simple assault. An assault unaccompanied by any circumstances of aggravation. A person is guilty of simple assault if he
(a) attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(b) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or
(c) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury. Model Penal Code, No. 211.1.
An unlawful attempt coupled with present ability to commit violent injury on person of another. People v. Gholston, 164 Colo. 58, 432 P.2d 636, 637.
See also menace

Black's law dictionary. . 1990.

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