What is Assault With A Deadly Weapon?
California Penal Code Section 245 defines Assault With A Deadly Weapon as the name implies. It is separated from simple assault when a weapon is used that could cause grave bodily injuries.
Examples of such weapons include:
The obvious knives and guns typically come to mind when thinking of a deadly weapon. However, any type of object can be used as a weapon.
Determining Factors of Assault With A Deadly Weapon:
Before any case can be brought to court, there are factors of the crime that will need to be verified. Assault With A Deadly Weapon CPC 245 is no different, and these factors include:
- The accused used a weapon in an assault that resulted, or could have likely resulted in serious bodily injury
Penalties for California Penal Code 245
The fines and punishments for Assault With A Deadly Weapon, if convicted, include:
- Misdemeanor: Jail: up to 1 yr: Fines: up to $10,000
- Felony: Prison: 2-4 yrs | Fines: up to $10,000
It should be noted that felony or misdemeanor charges are determined by specific circumstances of the case, and the court will deliberate on these, before sentencing someone found guilty of Assault With A Deadly Weapon. In addition, the jury and judge will weigh whether the victim sustained injuries, and the severity if any occurred.
How to Hire a Orange County Law Firm for Assault With A Deadly Weapon:
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