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21-5412. Assault; aggravated assault; assault of a law enforcement officer; aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer. (a) Assault is knowingly placing another person in reasonable apprehension of immediate bodily harm;

(b) Aggravated assault is assault, as defined in subsection (a), committed:

(1) With a deadly weapon;

(2) while disguised in any manner designed to conceal identity; or

(3) with intent to commit any felony.

(c) Assault of a law enforcement officer is assault, as defined in subsection (a), committed against:

(1) A uniformed or properly identified state, county or city law enforcement officer while such officer is engaged in the performance of such officer's duty;

(2) a uniformed or properly identified university or campus police officer while such officer is engaged in the performance of such officer's duty; or

(3) a uniformed or properly identified federal law enforcement officer as defined in K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 21-5413, and amendments thereto, while such officer is engaged in the performance of such officer's duty.

(d) Aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer is assault of a law enforcement officer, as defined in subsection (c), committed:

(1) With a deadly weapon;

(2) while disguised in any manner designed to conceal identity; or

(3) with intent to commit any felony.

(e) (1) Assault is a class C person misdemeanor.

(2) Aggravated assault is a severity level 7, person felony.

(3) Assault of a law enforcement officer is a class A person misdemeanor.

(4) Aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer is a severity level 6, person felony. A person convicted of aggravated assault of a law enforcement officer shall be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 2019 Supp. 21-6804(g), and amendments thereto.

History: L. 2010, ch. 136, § 47; L. 2011, ch. 30, § 18; L. 2018, ch. 112, § 3; July 1.

Source or Prior Law:

21-3408, 21-3409, 21-3410, 21-3411.


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