On August 15th, two St. Johns County residents were arrested for aggravated assault. The alleged victim, Anthony Petrilli, claimed to be traveling north on Ponce de Leon Boulevard when the passenger of a car flashed a gun. As they went down the road, Petrilli claims the passenger then fired the gun three times at him. There were no injuries reported.
In order to prove the criminal charge of aggravated assault, the state attorney has to prove that:
1. The suspect intentionally and unlawfully threatened to do violence to the victim.
2. At the time, the suspect appeared to have the ability to carry out the threat.
3. The act of the suspect created a well-founded fear that the violence was about to take place.
4. The assault was made with a deadly weapon.
If you have any questions about aggravated assault charges, contact our Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys at (904) 634-0900.