Montana Code Annotated 1997

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     45-5-201. Assault. (1) A person commits the offense of assault if he:
     (a) purposely or knowingly causes bodily injury to another;
     (b) negligently causes bodily injury to another with a weapon;
     (c) purposely or knowingly makes physical contact of an insulting or provoking nature with any individual; or
     (d) purposely or knowingly causes reasonable apprehension of bodily injury in another.
     (2) Except as provided in subsection (3), a person convicted of assault shall be fined not to exceed $500 or be imprisoned in the county jail for any term not to exceed 6 months, or both.
     (3) If the victim is less than 14 years old and the offender is 18 or more years old, the offender, upon conviction under subsection (1)(a), shall be fined not to exceed $50,000 or be imprisoned in the state prison for a term not to exceed 5 years, or both.

     History: En. 94-5-201 by Sec. 1, Ch. 513, L. 1973; R.C.M. 1947, 94-5-201; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 261, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 7, Ch. 198, L. 1981; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 188, L. 1991.

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