Florida Standard Jury Instructions-Criminal (FSJI-Cr)

Part 2. Instructions on Crimes


§ 784.011, Fla.Stat.

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

  1. (Defendant) intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or act, to do violence to (victim).
  2. At the time, (defendant) appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
  3. The act of (defendant) created in the mind of (victim) a well-founded fear that theviolence was about to take place.