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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

NOTE: The Vermont Statutes Online is an unofficial copy of the Vermont Statutes Annotated that is provided as a convenience.

Title 13 : Crimes and Criminal Procedure

Chapter 019 : Breach of the Peace; Disturbances

Subchapter 004 : Other Disturbances of the Peace

(Cite as: 13 V.S.A. § 1023)
  • § 1023. Simple assault

    (a) A person is guilty of simple assault if he or she:

    (1) attempts to cause or purposely, knowingly, or recklessly causes bodily injury to another; or

    (2) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a deadly weapon; or

    (3) attempts by physical menace to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily injury.

    (b) A person who is convicted of simple assault shall be imprisoned for not more than one year or fined not more than $1,000.00, or both, unless the offense is committed in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual consent, in which case a person convicted of simple assault shall be imprisoned not more than 60 days or fined not more than $500.00, or both. (Amended 1971, No. 222 (Adj. Sess.), § 2, eff. April 5, 1972; 1981, No. 223 (Adj. Sess.), § 23.)