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Simple Assault

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Simple Assault.??

2C:12-1 Assault. a. Simple assault. A person is guilty of assault if he:? (1) Attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or?

(2) Negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or?

(3) Attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.?

Simple assault is a disorderly persons offense unless committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case it is a petty disorderly persons offense.?

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