If you charged with misdemeanor assault one of the following subsections must be able to be proven to apply to the facts of your case.
It is important to know that depending on which of the above subsections you are facing it can be either a Class 1 misdemeanor, Class 2 misdemeanor or a Class 3 misdemeanors. Section 3 being the least serious Class 3 misdemeanor. Section 2 is a class 2 misdemeanor. Section 1 is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Avoiding a Class 1 misdemeanor can potentially have significant effect on you chances of employment and/or recruitment to the armed forces and whole wide range of other consequences.