Using weapons during the commission of a crime can result in enhanced sentences. This enhancement is typically referred to as "aggravated." So it could become "aggravated assault" or "aggravated robbery." When a crime is aggravated, it means that you face stiffer penalties should you be found guilty. You may also face additional charges if the weapon you are using is not registered or is not legal. This article will go over how a charge can be "aggravated" and what that means for you.