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                                CHAPTER 27
                                 ASSAULT

     Sec.
     2701.  Simple assault.
     2702.  Aggravated assault.
     2703.  Assault by prisoner.
     2703.1. Aggravated harassment by prisoner.
     2704.  Assault by life prisoner.
     2705.  Recklessly endangering another person.
     2706.  Terroristic threats.
     2707.  Propulsion of missiles into an occupied vehicle or onto
            a roadway.
     2707.1. Discharge of a firearm into an occupied structure.
     2707.2. Paintball guns and paintball markers.
     2708.  Use of tear or noxious gas in labor disputes.
     2709.  Harassment.
     2709.1. Stalking.
     2710.  Ethnic intimidation.
     2711.  Probable cause arrests in domestic violence cases.
     2712.  Assault on sports official.
     2713.  Neglect of care-dependent person.
     2714.  Unauthorized administration of intoxicant.
     2715.  Threat to use weapons of mass destruction.
     2716.  Weapons of mass destruction.
     2717.  Terrorism.

        Enactment.  Chapter 27 was added December 6, 1972, P.L.1482,
     No.334, effective in six months.
        Cross References.  Chapter 27 is referred to in section
     5985.1 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).
     § 2701.  Simple assault.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person is guilty of assault if he:
            (1)  attempts to cause or intentionally, knowingly or
        recklessly causes bodily injury to another;
            (2)  negligently causes bodily injury to another with a
        deadly weapon;
            (3)  attempts by physical menace to put another in fear
        of imminent serious bodily injury; or
            (4)  conceals or attempts to conceal a hypodermic needle
        on his person and intentionally or knowingly penetrates a law
        enforcement officer or an officer or an employee of a
        correctional institution, county jail or prison, detention
        facility or mental hospital during the course of an arrest or
        any search of the person.
        (b)  Grading.--Simple assault is a misdemeanor of the second
     degree unless committed:
            (1)  in a fight or scuffle entered into by mutual
        consent, in which case it is a misdemeanor of the third
        degree; or
            (2)  against a child under 12 years of age by an adult 21
        years of age or older, in which case it is a misdemeanor of
        the first degree.
     (Dec. 19, 1988, P.L.1275, No.158, eff. 60 days; June 22, 2001,
     P.L.605, No.48, eff. 60 days; Dec. 9, 2002, P.L.1391, No.172,
     eff. 60 days)

        Cross References.  Section 2701 is referred to in sections
     2709.1, 2711, 2712, 6105.1 of this title; section 6711 of Title
     23 (Domestic Relations).
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