What is aggravated assault?
An aggravated assault has several elements. First of all, an assault is threatening somebody by word or act to do violence to the person coupled with the apparent ability to do so that creates a well founded fear in the person that the violence is about to take place. What makes an assault aggravated is when it is committed with a deadly weapon. Commonly, you’ll see an aggravated assault charge if someone pulls a gun on someone, points a gun at someone, or a knife or displays some other type of weapon without actually harming the person.