If the injuries resulting from the assault are of minor character or the act is minor when assessed as a whole, it is a case of petty assault.
If a person employs physical violence on another or injures the health of another, causes pain to another or renders another unconscious or into a comparable condition, it is a case of assault. Attempted assault is a punishable offence.
If a person causes grievous bodily injury or serious illness is caused to another or another
is placed in mortal danger, the offence is committed in a particularly brutal or cruel manner or a firearm or edged weapon is used, it is a case of aggravated assault. Attempted aggravate assault is a punishable offence.