What is Felonious Assault? - Suhre Law Akron


Written by joesuhre on August 29, 2012 in Assault, Definitions

A felonious assault charge is one of the worst charges a person can be charged with – each felonious assault conviction can carry with it between 2 and 8 years in prison.  If there is a gun involved you could be looking at a mandatory of sentence between 8 years and 14 years.  It is important that you hire a professional criminal defense attorney to defend you from these charges.  If you are serious about your defense call us at (330) 510-5668 for a confidential, pressure free consultation.

Felonious Assault, in Ohio, is defined as:

(A) No person shall knowingly do either of the following:

(1) Cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn;

(2) Cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance.

(B) No person, with knowledge that the person has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, shall knowingly do any of the following:

(1) Engage in sexual conduct with another person without disclosing that knowledge to the other person prior to engaging in the sexual conduct;

(2) Engage in sexual conduct with a person whom the offender knows or has reasonable cause to believe lacks the mental capacity to appreciate the significance of the knowledge that the offender has tested positive as a carrier of a virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome;

(3) Engage in sexual conduct with a person under eighteen years of age who is not the spouse of the offender.

 

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