§2A2.3. Minor Assault
(a) Base Offense Level:
(1) 6, if the conduct involved physical contact, or if a dangerous weapon (including a firearm) was possessed and its use was threatened; or
(2) 3, otherwise.
(b) Specific Offense Characteristic
(1) If the offense resulted in substantial bodily injury to an individual under the age of sixteen years, increase by 4 levels.
Statutory Provisions: 18 U.S.C. §§ 112, 115(a), 115(b)(1), 351(e), 1751(e). For additional statutory provision(s), see Appendix A (Statutory Index).
1."Minor assault" means a misdemeanor assault, or a felonious assault not covered by §2A2.2.
2.Definitions of "firearm" and "dangerous weapon" are found in the Commentary to §1B1.1 (Application Instructions).
3."Substantial bodily injury" means "bodily injury which involves - (A) a temporary but substantial disfigurement; or (B) a temporary but substantial loss or impairment of the function of any bodily member, organ, or mental faculty." 18 U.S.C. § 113(b)(1).
Background: Minor assault and battery are covered in this section.