Various Kinds of Assault

When watching our favorite crime dramas, we hear people talk about police charges like murder, theft, and assault; but did you know that in real life, charging someone with a crime is much more complicated. For example, did you know that there are various kinds of assault? If not, this blog will open your eyes to the real world of classifying criminal charges.

Various Kinds of Assault


Before diving into the other varieties, we must first talk about common assault charges. In Florida law, assault is defined as an intentional, unlawful threat by word or act to do violence to someone with the apparent ability to do so. An assault charge is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault charges are the same as assault charges, but also contain one of these two conditions:

  • The assault is made with a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or
  • The assault is made with an intent to commit a felony.


Assault is what many people confuse with battery.

Assault is an unlawful threat by word or act, but battery is defined as one of the two following scenarios:

  1. Actually and intentionally touching or striking another person against their will; or
  2. Intentionally causing bodily harm to another person.

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