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Florida Laws: FL Statutes - Title XLVI Crimes Section 784.011 Assault.

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784.011 Assault.—

(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.

History.—s. 5, Feb. 10, 1832; RS 2400; GS 3226; RGS 5059; CGL 7161; s. 1, ch. 70-88; s. 729, ch 71-136; s. 17, ch. 74-383; s. 7, ch. 75-298; s. 171, ch. 91-224.

Note.—Former s. 784.02.

Sections:  784.011  784.021  784.03  784.041  784.045  784.046  784.047  784.048  784.0485  784.0487  784.05  784.062  784.07  784.071  784.074  Next

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