Simple Assault

Florida statute 784.011 defines what constitutes the criminal act of simple assault.  It reads:

784.011 Assault.

(1) 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.
(2) Whoever commits an assault shall be guilty of a misdemeanor of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082 or s. 775.083.
A misdemeanor of the second degree in Florida is punishable by up to 60 days in the county jail.