A person who knowingly causes [substantial] bodily injury to another human being, by means of a dangerous weapon or other weapon, the possession of which under the circumstances indicates an intent or readiness to inflict serious bodily injury, is guilty of Aggravated Assault.
ESSENTIAL ELEMENTS OF OFFENSE
The State’s burden of proof is satisfied if the evidence shows, beyond a reasonable doubt, the following essential elements:
1) On or about [month] [day] [year], in [County], North Dakota, the Defendant, _______________, knowingly caused [substantial] bodily injury to _______________, another human being, by means of a dangerous weapon or other weapon; and
2) The Defendant's possession of the weapon under the circumstances indicated an intent or readiness to inflict serious bodily injury.
[3) [The victim, _______________, is under the age of twelve years][The victim, ___________________, suffered permanent loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member or organ].]
DEFINITIONS [Insert relevant definitions. NDCC 12.1-1-04, 12.1-02-02.]