Assault with a Deadly Weapon Attorney Los Angeles

If you have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon in Los Angeles or elsewhere in the State of California, you should immediately contact a Los Angeles assault attorney at The H Law Group. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to achieve the best possible results for you. We have defended countless clients charged with assault under California Penal Code (CPC) Section 245, so we know which defenses work and which ones don’t.

If you’ve been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon, you should not take such charges lightly as it carries a maximum prison sentence of up to four years in California State Prison. Depending on the weapon that’s used or your victim, you face a maximum of 12 years in California State Prison. So, if you’ve been charged with deadly weapon assault, you should immediately contact an experienced Los Angeles Assault Attorney at The H Law Group to defend you and fight for you to keep you out of jail.

For the prosecution to convict an individual of assault with a deadly weapon, it must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant committed an assault, using a deadly weapon that is likely to cause serious bodily injury. So, what constitutes a deadly weapon?

Here are some examples of deadly weapons:

  • Firearms (Loaded & Unloaded)
  • Tools
  • Knives
  • Swords
  • Daggers
  • Automobiles
  • Animals

Here are some examples of great bodily injury:

  • Physical injury
  • Broken bones
  • Knife wounds
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Lacerations
  • Black eyes
  • Dog bites

In addition to being charged with assault with a deadly weapon, the prosecution may also bring the following charges against an individual:

  • Brandishing a weapon – California Penal Code Section 417
  • Felon with a firearm – California Penal Code Section 29800
  • Carrying a loaded firearm in public – California Penal Code Section 25850

So, if you’ve been charged with any of these crimes, you should contact an experienced assault with a deadly weapon attorney at The H Law Group to defend you. The consequences include years in prison, so schedule your free consultation today and have our experienced attorney assess your situation.

Examples of Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Here are some examples of assault with a deadly weapon:

  • Pointing a gun at someone and telling them you’re going to shoot them
  • Attempting to stab someone with a knife
  • Throwing a beer bottle at someone and missing them
  • Ordering your Pitbull to attack someone

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Penalties

If the prosecution convicts an individual of assault with a deadly weapon, an individual faces are different depending on the type of weapon used by the individual, as well as the victim of the assault. Here is a breakdown of the penalties you should expect for assault in Los Angeles and California.

Firearm and No Firearm Assault

If the defendant is convicted of assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm, he faces one year in county jail or two to four years in California State Prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000. However, if the defendant used a firearm to commit assault, he faces up to one year in county jail, or two to four years in California State Prison, and a fine of up to $10,000.

Assault & Semiautomatic Weapons

If the defendant uses an assault weapon or machinegun to commit assault, he can be punished with a maximum of twelve (12) years in California State Prison and a fine of up to $10,000. Also, if the defendant used a semi-automatic weapon to commit an assault, he faces three, six, or nine years in California State Prison.

Deadly Force

If the defendant does not use a firearm but commits an assault that is likely to cause significant bodily injury, he faces, if convicted, one year in jail, or two to four years in California State Prison, as well as a fine of up to $10,000.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Defenses

If you’re charged with assault with a deadly weapon, there are a variety of defenses that your attorney can make to defend you. Although this is not a comprehensive list, here are some of the most common defenses that may apply to your case:

  • The defendant is innocent of the charged crime (he did not commit assault)
  • The defendant is falsely accused of committing assault
  • The defendant, although committed an assault with a deadly weapon, is justified in doing so because he acted in self-defense or the defense of others
  • The defendant did not have the intent to commit assault
  • The defendant did not have the ability to harm anyone
  • The defendant did not use a deadly weapon to commit assault

Contact an Experienced Los Angeles Assault Attorney

If you have been charged with any type of assault, including assault with a deadly weapon, you should immediately contact an assault attorney at The H Law Group to defend you and fight for your freedom. Our assault attorneys have defended countless individuals charged with assault, so they know how to best approach every case. Contacting an attorney as promptly as possible is the best thing you can do to ensure that your attorney is well prepared to defend you. So, if you’ve been arrested for assault, schedule your free consultation today by filling out the contact form below or by calling us at 1 (213) 370-0404.

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