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 you are facing a charge for assault of an elderly person in the second degree, you need more information and help. 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.
If you face an assault on an elderly person in the second degree charge, it is important to get help as soon as possible. Start building your defense and contact a criminal defense attorney to guide you through this process. At Ruane Attorneys, we are here for you and happy to help with your situation. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation and discuss your situation.