As opposed to aggravated assault, a simple assault (also just assault) is any willful attempt or threat to inflict injury upon the person of another. What this means is, an assault may be committed without actually touching, striking, or doing bodily harm to the person of another. An intentional display of force that would give the other person reason to fear or expect bodily harm constitutes assault. For example, if an individual threatens another while holding up his or her fist, this is probably simple assault. However, if the assailant has a deadly weapon while threatening injury upon another, this would most likely elevate the charge to aggravated assault.