Florida Standard Jury Instructions-Criminal (FSJI-Cr)
Part 2. Instructions on Crimes
FLJI 8.1 ASSAULT
§ 784.011, Fla.Stat.
To prove the crime of Assault, the State must prove the following three elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
- (Defendant) intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or act, to do violence to (victim).
- At the time, (defendant) appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
- The act of (defendant) created in the mind of (victim) a well-founded fear that theviolence was about to take place.