The offense of assault can be charged for various types of conduct. There are various forms of assault, including "simple assault", "assault with a dangerous/deadly weapon (ADW)", "aggravated assault" and "sexual assault." Generally assault may be charged where a person uses force or violence against another person, touches another person in an offensive manner, or commits a threatening act toward another person that reasonably would create in another person a fear of immediate injury. If the assaultive conduct involves the use of a weapon or results in a significant bodily injury, or in certain cases of alleged sexual assault, the government may bring felony charges. Many other acts of battery or offensive touching may result in the filing of misdemeanor charges.