On anther page, I talk about assault on an elderly person in the first degree. This is a serious form of assault that carries severe penalties. The penalties are so severe because assault in the first degree is the most serious form of assault. In addition, the elderly are protected people. This means that assault of an elderly person will carry greater punishments than regular assault. Here, I want to discuss assault on an elderly person in the second degree. If your loved one has been assaulted, it is important to understand what constitutes assault in the second degree. This can help you build your loved one’s case. For more information, read on.
Assault in the Second Degree
A person is guilty of assault in the second degree when:
- That person intends to cause serious harm to another person.
- Harm is caused to that person or a third party.
- If harm is caused with a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument that isn’t a firearm, it is assault in the second degree.
- A person intentionally makes someone unconscious or physical impairment through the use of a drug.
- A parolee intends to cause harm and causes harm to a member of the Board of Pardons.
Assault on Elderly Person in Second Degree
A person is guilty of assault against the elderly in the second degree if the victim of assault in the second degree is at least 60 years old.
Assault on an elderly person in the second degree is considered a Class D felony in Connecticut. A person convicted of this crime will face a jail sentence of up to five years, two of which cannot be reduced or suspended. That person also faces a fine of up to $5,000.
Your loved one’s safety in a nursing home should be a priority. If your loved one faced assault in a home or a similar facility, they deserve justice. The first thing that you should do is get your loved one to a safe place. You should contact the police to inform them of the altercation. Then, you should start building evidence of what happened. This could include talking to eyewitnesses. It could include going to a doctor to have your loved one examined. It could include having your loved one give an account of what happened. This information can be used by the police to prosecute the person responsible. It can also come in handy if your family decides to pursue a neglect and abuse case against the at fault party. For more help and information, you should contact a lawyer.