assault with intent

Definition of "assault with intent"
  1. A type of criminal assault where the person involved had the intention to carry out another specific illegal act
How to use "assault with intent" in a sentence
  1. The attorney argued that the defendant should be charged with assault with intent because the evidence pointed towards a premeditated crime.
  2. Assault with intent charges typically carry heavier penalties due to the premeditated nature of the crime.
  3. Training on identifying cases of assault with intent helps law enforcement to appropriately classify and investigate instances of criminal behaviour.

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