Q:

What is fourth-degree assault in Kentucky?

A:

Quick Answer

According to the Kentucky Legislature Research Commission, fourth degree assault is defined as intentionally causing a physical injury to another, wantonly causing physical injury, or recklessly causing injury to another with a dangerous instrument.

Continue Reading

Full Answer

The Kentucky Legislature Research Commission lists the possible penalties for fourth degree assault in Kentucky as fines, jail time and probation. Fines resulting from fourth degree assault cannot exceed five hundred dollars, and jail time for those found guilty of fourth degree assault cannot exceed one year. Fourth degree assault is a misdemeanor, and it is considered the least serious of assault charges in the state of Kentucky.

Learn more about Crime

Related Questions

  • Q:

    What is the penalty for simple assault in Pennsylvania?

    A:

    According to FindLaw.com, simple assault in Pennsylvania is a misdemeanor of the second degree, which carries up to 2 years in prison if convicted; however, there are also first-degree misdemeanors for simple assault that carry up to 5 years and third-degree misdemeanors that carry up to 1 year. A first-degree misdemeanor for simple assault occurs when an adult of 21 years of age or older assaults a child of 12 or younger and a third-degree misdemeanor occurs when both parties in the fight or scuffle entered it consensually.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is a first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio?

    A:

    A first-degree misdemeanor in Ohio is regarded as the most serious offense, such as petty theft, driving under suspension, assault, making false reports of child abuse and domestic violence. A person of any age who commits a first-degree misdemeanor is eligible for punishment by the law. These convictions can leave a permanent record that can be accessed by the public.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What criminal records stop you from entering the USA?

    A:

    Many criminal offenses can deny a person entry into the United States, including murder, rape, child abuse, aggravated assault or multiple misdemeanor convictions, states the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol. Entrance is denied for any drug-related conviction.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What are some of the most common crimes in America?

    A:

    The most common crimes in the United States are larceny/theft, burglary, motor vehicle theft, aggravated assault and robbery. Larceny/theft is the wrongful taking of goods from another and constitutes nearly 60 percent of crimes reported in the United States as of 2015, with more than 7 million occurrences every year.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore