By: Gordon Ricard

Overview of Assault

Assault is when someone tries or does physically strike or harm in anyway. And acts in a threatening way to cause fear in immediate harm.

Definiton of Assault

an unlawful attack upon another. An attempt to do violence to another, with or without battery, as by holding a stone or club in a threatening manner for example.

NH's law for Assault

A person is guilty of simple assault if he:
(a) Purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury or unprivileged physical contact to another; or
(b) Recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or
(c) Negligently causes bodily injury to another by means of a deadly weapon.
II. Simple assault is a misdemeanor unless committed in a fight entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a violation.

This is saying that assault is causing injury purposely and knowing,with a deadly or non deadly weapon. And simple assault is a misdemeanor unless you wanted to fight then that would be a violation to the case.

MLA Citation

"TITLE LXIICRIMINAL CODE." Section 631:2-a Simple Assault. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Dec. 2015.