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Can somebody be convicted for aggravated assault even if they had no motive for the attack?

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Isnt that what aggravated assault is? An unprovoked attack? Im not sure

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No, aggravated refers to the scale of the offense, not its cause.
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Oh i see. Thats a little misleading.
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Depends on the situation...

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it's worse if they had no motive..it's not like self defense or protecting your home..if it's unmotivated they look either crazy or like an a$$hole.

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Actually, if an assualt is motivated by racial or ethnic hatred it is much worse than when there is no motive, but just a random assualt. Hate crimes usually are more serious and have worse penaltiles.
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I'm aware of hate crimes. the question was about unmotivated assault though.
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Here is a scoop for you; anyone can be convicted for anything at anytime, anywhere. Just a fact.

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Coach, I think there has to be some evidence.

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Assault is an interference with someone, usually in the form of a threat or mild physical violence (less than a "battery"). "Aggravated" means that the assault was particularly vicious or unusually nasty, it has nothing to do with whether the offender was aggravated. Motive, or lack of it, may be a mitigating circumstance when it comes to sentencing, but it has nothing to do with the nature of the offense.

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Intent is the key word here! Motive matters not, if you intend to assault, and do assault that is enough! Motive would be a reason for the assault, many people are assault yearly for no reason!

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I got the impression from the question that Kattykat thinks that "aggravated" means that the assailant has to be aggravated by the victim, so that if the victim did nothing to provoke the assault it cannot be "aggravated" assault. This is a fairly common misconception.
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Of course they can

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