Assault Related: Homicide by Assault

Homicide by Assault: Attorneys

Homicide by Assault - Attorneys

Legal Definition:

Homicide by Assault is the commission or attempt to commit assault by one cohabitant against another.

Homicide by Assault

Utah Code §76-5-207


2nd degree felony.


A defendant commits a 2nd degree felony homicide by assault when, under circumstances not amounting to aggravated murder, murder, or manslaughter, a person causes the death of another while intentionally or knowingly attempting, with unlawful force or violence, to do bodily injury to another.


2nd degree felony: A fine not to exceed $10,000, plus a 90% surcharge.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-301(1)(a), Utah Code Ann. §51-9-401)


The court may order the accused to pay restitution if convicted of this crime.
(Utah Code Ann. §77-38a-301)


2nd degree felony: A term of imprisonment not less than 1 year nor more than 15 years.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-3-203(2))

DNA Specimen Analysis

A defendant convicted of homicide by assault must provide a DNA specimen.
(Utah Code Ann. §53-10-403(2))


A defendant convicted of homicide by assault may not posses, use or have control of a firearm or ammunition for life.
(Utah Code Ann. §76-10-503, 18 U.S.C. §921-930)

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