Assault and Aggravated Assault in Florida:
Assault is defined as threatening violence unlawfully and intentionally through word or action, causing the victim to reasonably fear that the violence is imminent.
Assault is a second degree misdemeanor, sentencing could include up to 60 days in county jail, 6 months of probation, and a $500 dollar fine.
Aggravated Assault: Under 784.021, assault is aggravated if committed with a deadly weapon, without the intent to kill, or if the assault is committed with the intent to commit a felony.
Aggravated Assault is a third degree felony. The penalty for this offense is more severe, and can include up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $5,000, and involve minimum mandatory prison sentences if a firearm is involved.
Bradley M. Collins, P.A. has aggressively defended Assault and Aggravated Assault charges for over three decades.