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Aggravated Assault is typically a felony of the fourth degree. It is defined as causing serious physical harm or causing/attempting to cause physical harm to another person while in a sudden rage or after serious provocation.
Assault is causing or attempting to cause physical harm to another person. In most cases Assault is a first degree misdemeanor.
Aggravated Menacing is causing another person to believe that the person will cause serious physical harm to the person or property of the other person, the other person's unborn, or a member of the other person's immediate family. This charge is usually a first degree misdemeanor.
Menacing by Stalking
You can be charged with Menacing by Stalking if you engage in a pattern of activity that makes another person believe that you will cause physical harm to them or cause them mental distress. You can also be charged with Menacing by Stalking if you use any electronic method for transferring information to persuade another person to commit the offense. Menacing by Stalking is a first degree misdemeanor in most circumstances.
Menacing is actually not considered a crime of violence under the Ohio Revised Code. Menacing occurs when a person cause physical harm to the person or property of another. The difference between Menacing and Aggravated Menacing is that Aggravated Menacing requires a threat of serious physical harm. Menacing is a fourth degree misdemeanor - the lowest level criminal offense that carries the possibility of jail.