2006 Ohio Revised Code - 2903.12. Aggravated assault.
(A) No person, while under the influence of sudden passion or in a sudden fit of rage, either of which is brought on by serious provocation occasioned by the victim that is reasonably sufficient to incite the person into using deadly force, shall knowingly:
(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, as defined in section 2923.11 of the Revised Code.
(B) Whoever violates this section is guilty of aggravated assault, a felony of the fourth degree. If the victim of the offense is a peace officer, as defined in
section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, aggravated assault is a felony of the third degree. If the victim of the offense is a peace officer, as defined in
section 2935.01 of the Revised Code, and if the victim suffered serious physical harm as a result of the commission of the offense, aggravated assault is a felony of the third degree, and the court, pursuant to division (F) of
section 2929.13 of the Revised Code, shall impose as a mandatory prison term one of the prison terms prescribed for a felony of the third degree.
HISTORY: 134 v H 511 (Eff 1-1-74); 139 v H 103 (Eff 5-19-82); 139 v S 199 (Eff 7-1-83); 139 v H 269 (Eff 7-1-83); 140 v S 210 (Eff 7-1-83); 140 v H 37 (Eff 6-22-84); 146 v S 239 (Eff 9-6-96); 148 v S 142. Eff 2-3-2000.
Not analogous to former RC § 2903.12 (130 v 659), repealed 134 v H 511, § 2, eff 1-1-74.
Analogous to former RC § 2901.18 (RS § 6984a; 81 v 184; 83 v 27; 95 v 273; GC § 12428; Bureau of Code Revision, 10-1-53; 131 v 670), repealed 134 v H 511, § 2, eff 1-1-74.
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