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Aggravated Assault

If you or your loved one has been charged with “agg assault”, as it is called, contact Tallahassee criminal defense attorney Joe Bodiford.  What follows is the Florida Aggravated Assault statute:

784.021. Aggravated Assault

Bodiford Law Notes:
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.  A simple threat is not enough; the threat has to be combined with an action that places someone in real fear that something is really about to happen.


Link to “Agg Assault” Jury Instruction

How Bodiford Law will defend you

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(1) An “aggravated assault” is an assault:

(a) With a deadly weapon without intent to kill; or

(b) With an intent to commit a felony.

(2) Whoever commits an aggravated assault shall be guilty of a felony of the third degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084.


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Joe Bodiford and Gannon Coens have successfully handled many cases involving charges just like this one – where someone is alleged to have threatened someone with a gun, knife, fists, or even an automobile.  We have the experience to defend you.