What is Assault in Florida?

In Florida, Assault is a second degree misdemeanor. In addition to fines, court costs, and other requirements, you can receive up to 60 days in jail.


To prove the crime of Assault, the State must prove the following 3 elements:


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

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