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(1) No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
(2) No person shall recklessly cause serious physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
(3) Whoever violates division (A)(1) or (A)(2) of this section is guilty of assault. Except as provided in R.C. § 2903.13(C), assault is a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(4) If an offender who is convicted of or pleads guilty to assault when it is a misdemeanor also is convicted of or pleads guilty to a specification as described in R.C. § 2941.1423 (victim of the offense was a woman whom the defendant knew was pregnant at the time of the offense) that was included in the indictment, count in the indictment, or information charging the offense, the court shall sentence the offender to a mandatory jail term as provided in R.C. § 2929.24(G).
(R.C. § 2903.13) (Rev. 2010)
(B) Negligent assault.
(1) No person shall negligently, by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous ordnance as defined in R.C. § 2923.11, cause physical harm to another or to another’s unborn.
(2) Whoever violates division (B)(1) of this section is guilty of negligent assault, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(R.C. § 2903.14) (Rev. 1997)
Jurisdictional limitation on Mayor regarding violations of division (A) of this section, see § 33.01(E)
Aggravated and felonious assault, see R.C. §§ 2903.11 and 2903.12
Felony offenses: assaulting functionally impaired person, peace officer, investigator of the Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, firefighter, person performing emergency medical service, officer or employee of a public children services agency or private child placing agency; assault at a correctional institution; assault on school officials and school bus drivers; health care professional, worker or security guard at a hospital under certain circumstances; judge, magistrate, prosecutor or court official or employee under certain circumstances, see R.C. § 2903.13(C)
Permitting child abuse, felony offense, see R.C. § 2903.15
Persons who may seek relief under anti-stalking protec- tion order; ex parte orders, see R.C. § 2903.214
Protection order as pretrial condition of release, see R.C. § 2903.213
Vehicular assault and aggravated vehicular assault, felony offenses, see R.C. § 2903.08