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: 1. [Name of defendant] intentionally and unlawfully threatened, either by word or act, to do violence to [name of victim]. 2. At the time, [name of defendant] appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat. 3. The act of [name of defendant] created in the mind of [name of victim a ] well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.