Assault on a Sports Official is one of the newer types assault crime sin the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It can be found in Title 18 of the PA. Crimes Code under section 2712. This assault crime makes it against the law to commit a simple assault against a sports official who was assaulted during a sporting event that he or she was officiating or was assaulted as a result of a call that the official made during the sporting event. So what is an assault as defined under this statute? An assault occurs when an individual intentionally tries to injure another person or successfully injures another person. Aggravated assault on unborn person Frequently, an assault occurs as a result of a kick or punch. Under the crimes code assaults are generally graded as misdemeanors of the second degree. This statute makes it a more serious crime if the assault occurs to a Sports Official. Accordingly, this crime is graded as a misdemeanor of the first degree and therefore punishable by a maximum fine of up to $10,000 and 5 years in state prison.