Assault

UNDERSTANDING ASSAULT

To prove the crime of assault, the state must prove beyond a reasonable doubt:

 

1) That the Defendant intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or by act, to do violence to the victim, 

2) The Defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat, and

3) The act of the Defendant created in the mind of the victim a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.

 

The charge of assault is guided by Section 784.011, Florida Statutes.

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