F.S. 784.021 [Felony Third Degree]
Before you can find a person guilty of Aggravated Assault, the State Attorney’s Office must prove the following four elements beyond a reasonable doubt:
ii. The assault was made with a fully-formed, conscious intent to commit (crime charged) upon the victim.
1. Deadly Weapon: A deadly weapon is “any instrument which, when it is used in the ordinary manner contemplated by its design and construction, will or is likely to cause death or great bodily harm, or any instrument which is likely to cause great bodily harm due to how it was used during the commission of the crime. See Taylor v. State, 672 So. 2d 580 (Fla. 1st DCA 1996).