Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon is a type of felony assault that involves the use of a deadly weapon. At the Law Office of Amanda Gentry, we have represented multiple people involved in assault and felonious assault and able to help you navigate you through the legal system with a clear path using straightforward honesty that gives you peace of mind.

What is Assault with a Deadly Weapon?

The charge itself is not one that is found specifically in Tennessee law but is one of the types of aggravated assault that one can be charged with. The elements according to § 39-13-102 are:

  1. An individual intentionally or commits assault and:
    1. Used or Displayed a deadly weapon
  2. An individual recklessly commits assault and:
    1. Used or Displayed a deadly weapon
What is Considered a “Deadly Weapon”?

According to § 39-11-106, it is either:

  1. A firearm or anything that is purposely made in order to cause death or serious bodily injury or
  2. Anything that is used and can cause death or seriously bodily injury
What is the Penalty for Assault with a Deadly Weapon?

The first type of assault with a deadly weapon is considered a Class C felony:

  1. Sentencing Range of 3-15 years
  2. Maximum Fine of $10,000

The second type of assault is a Class D felony:

  1. Sentencing Range of 2-12 years
  2. Maximum Fine of $5,000