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Legal Statutes: Florida

UPDATED July 16, 2017

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Chapter 784. Assault, Battery, Culpable Negligence

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(1) An “assault” is an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to the person of another, coupled with an apparent ability to do so, and doing some act which creates a well-founded fear in such other person that such violence is imminent.

(2) Whoever commits an assault shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
Act Feb. 10, 1832, § 5; Rev.St.1892, § 2400; Gen.St.1906, § 3226; Rev.Gen.St.1920, § 5059; Comp.Gen.Laws 1927, § 7161; Laws 1970, c. 70-88, § 1; Laws 1971, c. 71-136, § 729; Fla.St.1973, § 784.02; Laws 1974, c. 74-383, § 17; Laws 1975, c. 75-298, § 7.