Terms Used In South Dakota Codified Laws 22-18-1.1

  • Dangerous weapon: or "deadly weapon" any firearm, stun gun, knife, or device, instrument, material, or substance, whether animate or inanimate, which is calculated or designed to inflict death or serious bodily harm, or by the manner in which it is used is likely to inflict death or serious bodily harm. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Person: any natural person, unborn child, association, limited liability company, corporation, firm, organization, partnership, or society. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
  • Serious bodily injury: such injury as is grave and not trivial, and gives rise to apprehension of danger to life, health, or limb. See South Dakota Codified Laws 22-1-2
Any person who:
             (1)      Attempts to cause serious bodily injury to another, or causes such injury, under circumstances manifesting extreme indifference to the value of human life;
             (2)      Attempts to cause, or knowingly causes, bodily injury to another with a dangerous weapon;
             (3)      Deleted by SL 2005, ch 120, § 2;
             (4)      Assaults another with intent to commit bodily injury which results in serious bodily injury;
             (5)      Attempts by physical menace with a deadly weapon to put another in fear of imminent serious bodily harm; or
             (6)      Deleted by SL 2005, ch 120, § 2;
             (7)      Deleted by SL 2012, ch 123, § 4;
             (8)      Attempts to induce a fear of death or imminent serious bodily harm by impeding the normal breathing or circulation of the blood of another person by applying pressure on the throat or neck, or by blocking the nose and mouth;
is guilty of aggravated assault. Aggravated assault is a Class 3 felony.