We have discussed Simple Assault in previous posts, including our last post which discusses the victim being pregnant as an aggravating factor, this post warns of the consequences of assaulting a law enforcement officer.
Just as the type of acts which would normally constitute a simple assault, a misdemeanor, can be lead to more serious ramifications if the victim is pregnant, the same is true if the victim is a law enforcement officer. While Simple Assault carries a punishment of up to six (6) months in jail and a $500.00 fine, if the assault is against a law enforcement officer then it is raised to a felony. As a felony the punishment could include up to five (5) years in a penitentiary and a $1,000.00 fine.
As you can see, in the event you find yourself in a situation involving a law enforcement officer, it is vitally important that you remain calm and do not take any actions which could be construed as aggressive towards the officer.