Alaska (2009/2019)


AK. STAT. § 11.41.200. ASSAULT IN THE FIRST DEGREE

(a) A person commits the crime of assault in the first degree if

(1) That person recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by means of a dangerous instrument.

AK. STAT. § 11.41.210. ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE

(a) A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if

(1) With intent to cause physical injury to another person, that person causes physical injury to another person by means of a dangerous instrument.

AK. STAT. § 11.41.220. ASSAULT IN THE THIRD DEGREE

(a) A person commits the crime of assault in the third degree if that person

(1) Recklessly

(A) Places another person in fear of imminent serious physical injury by means of a dangerous instrument.

AK. STAT. § 11.41.230. ASSAULT IN THE FOURTH DEGREE

(a) A person commits the crime of assault in the fourth degree if

(2) With criminal negligence that person causes physical injury to another person by means of a dangerous instrument.

AK. STAT. § 11.81.900. DEFINITIONS

(15) “Dangerous instrument” means

(A) Any deadly weapon or anything that, under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used, or threatened to be used, is capable of causing death or serious physical injury; or

(B) Hands or other objects when used to impede normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or obstructing the nose or mouth.

ALASKA HB14. ASSAULT; SEX OFFENSES; SENT. AGGRAVATOR

 ENACTED AND/OR EFFECTED: 2019

  * Section 1. AS 11.41.200(a) is amended to read:

(a)  A person commits the crime of assault in the first-degree if

(1)  that person recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by 8 means of a dangerous instrument;

(2) with intent to cause serious physical injury to another, the person 10 causes serious physical injury to any person;

(3)  the person knowingly engages in conduct that results in serious physical injury to another under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life; [OR]

(4)  that person recklessly causes serious physical injury to another by repeated assaults using a dangerous instrument, even if each assault individually does 4 not cause serious physical injury; or

(5)  that person knowingly causes another to become unconscious6 by means of a dangerous instrument; in this paragraph, “dangerous instrument” has the meaning given in AS 11.81.900(b)(15)(B).

 * Sec. 3. AS 11.81.900(b)(15) is amended to read:

(15)  “dangerous instrument” means

(A)    any deadly weapon or anything that, under the circumstances in which it is used, attempted to be used, or threatened to be used, is capable of causing death or serious physical injury; or

(B)  hands, other body parts, or other objects when used to impede normal breathing or circulation of blood by applying pressure on the throat or neck or obstructing the nose or mouth;

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