Contrary to popular belief, assault with a deadly weapon does not necessarily mean that you used a gun, knife or other type of conventional weapon to injure another person -- virtually any item can be weaponized and used to inflict serious injury on another person. If you or someone you love is arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, it is imperative that you retain the services of an experienced criminal defense team like us as soon as possible.
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The Charges for Assault With a Deadly Weapon
The crime of assault with a deadly weapon can be either a misdemeanor or a felony. How you are charged, and the degree of punishment you may receive varies greatly with the circumstances of your specific case.
California Penal Code section 245 explains that a person is guilty of assault with a deadly weapon under the following situations:
- If you commit an assault upon another person with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm you shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.
- Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not less than six months and not exceeding one year, or by both a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000) and imprisonment.
- Any person who commits an assault on another person with a machinegun, as defined in Section 16880, or an assault weapon, as defined in Section 30510 or 30515, or a .50 BMG rifle, as defined in Section 30530, shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for 4, 8, or 12 years.
Listed above are only some of the charges associated with assault with a deadly weapon. For more information, seek help from our attorneys; we have experience handling violent crimes like battery with great bodily injury (GBI), mayhem and criminal threats.
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