2010 Pennsylvania Code
Title 18 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
2701 - Simple assault.
CHAPTER 27 ASSAULT Sec. 2701. Simple assault. 2702. Aggravated assault. 2702.1. Assault of law enforcement officer. 2703. Assault by prisoner. 2703.1. Aggravated harassment by prisoner. 2704. Assault by life prisoner. 2705. Recklessly endangering another person. 2706. Terroristic threats. 2707. Propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto a roadway. 2707.1. Discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure. 2707.2. Paintball guns and paintball markers. 2708. Use of tear or noxious gas in labor disputes. 2709. Harassment. 2709.1. Stalking. 2710. Ethnic intimidation. 2711. Probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases. 2712. Assault on sports official. 2713. Neglect of care-dependent person. 2714. Unauthorized administration of intoxicant. 2715. Threat to use weapons of mass destruction. 2716. Weapons of mass destruction. 2717. Terrorism. Enactment. Chapter 27 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482, No.334, effective in six months. Cross References. Chapter 27 is referred to in section 5985.1 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure). § 2701. Simple assault. (a) Offense defined.--A person is guilty of assault if he: (1) attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; (3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury; or (4) conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or any search of the person. (b) Grading.--Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second degree unless committed: (1) in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third degree; or (2) against a child under 12 years of age by an adult 21 years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the first degree. (Dec. 19, 1988, P.L.1275, No.158, eff. 60 days; June 22, 2001, P.L.605, No.48, eff. 60 days; Dec. 9, 2002, P.L.1391, No.172, eff. 60 days) Cross References. Section 2701 is referred to in sections 2709.1, 2711, 2712, 6105.1 of this title; section 6711 of Title 23 (Domestic Relations).
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