Assault with deadly weapon

ASSAULT WITH DEADLY WEAPON OR FORCE LIKELY TO PRODUCE GREAT BODILY INJURY

An assault with a deadly weapon or with force likely to produce great bodily injury occurs when a person did an act with a deadly weapon, a firearm, a semiautomatic firearm, a machine gun, an assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle that by its nature would directly and probably result in the application of force to a victim or the person did an act by its nature would directly and probably result in the application of force to a victim and the force used was likely to produce great bodily injury.   The person did the act willfully and when the person acted, he or she was aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to realize that his or her act by its nature would directly and probably result in the application of force to someone and when the person acted, he or she had the present ability to apply force likely to produce great bodily injury or with a deadly weapon, firearm, semiautomatic firearm, machine gun, assault weapon or a .50 BMG rifle to a victim and the person did not act in self-defense or in defense of someone else.

Application of force and apply force mean to touch in a harmful or offensive manner.   The slightest touching can be enough if it is done in a rude or angry way.  The touching does not have to cause pain or injury of any kind.
The touching can be done indirectly by causing an object or someone else to touch the victim.   The person does not have to actually touch the victim or does not have to intend to use force against the victim when he or she acted.
No one needs to actually have been injured by the person’s act.
An assault with a deadly weapon, firearm, or with force likely to produce great bodily injury is a felony or a misdemeanor.   An Assault with a semiautomatic firearm, a machine gun, an assault weapon, or a .50 BMG rifle is a felony.