Video on 18 USC Section 111 Crimes, Penalties, and Defenses.
Summary of 18 USC § 111 Crimes.
18 USC Section 111 makes it a crime to assault a federal agent. In fact, 18 USC § 111 creates three different crimes. They are:
- Simple assault.
- Assault without a weapon; and
- Assault on a Federal Agent with a weapon.
Our video talks about how these three crimes work.
This includes a review of United States v Feola, 420 U.S. 671, 672 (1975). Feola is a major Supreme Court case that explains how prosecutors can show or prove criminal intent in 18 USC § 111 cases.
Finally, we also talk about the top jail terms for this crime and list possible defenses.