What is Aggravated Assault in Florida?

In Florida, Aggravated Assault is a third degree felony. In addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can receive up to 5 years in state prison.


To prove the crime of Aggravated Assault, the State must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:

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

2. At the time, the Defendant appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.

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.

4. The assault was made with a deadly weapon; or with a fully-formed, conscious intent to commit a felony upon the victim.

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