What Is Fifth-Degree Assault?


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A fifth-degree assault charge is a misdemeanor and carries a lesser sentence than a firs-degree, second-degree or third-degree charge. However, a person found guilty of committing a fifth-degree assault charge can face jail time, court charges and fines.

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What Is Fifth-Degree Assault?
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A first-time offender facing a fifth-degree assault charge may be sentenced with three months of jail time and a stiff fine. The second offense carries a punishment of up to one year in prison and fines up to $3,000. Fifth-degree assault is state law that applies to people who live in Minnesota and are charged with assault, domestic violence or inflicting bodily harm.

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