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Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon, (not a firearm) is a felony under California law.

It is defined as an assault in which you use any “deadly weapon” other than a firearm in a manner likely to produce great bodily harm.

Deadly weapon is deliberately not defined, and can be interpreted as broadly as possible. A deadly weapon could be a blunt instrument like a bat or a tire iron, a blade instrument like a knife, or even a moving vehicle if it is alleged you deliberately attempt to hit a person with your car.

If you are convicted of assault with a deadly weapon, you could face up to $10,000 in fines and 4 months in prison, under California Law.

If you have been charged or are under investigation for assault with a deadly weapon, it is imperative that you contact a competent attorney immediately. This is a serious charge, but lawyers at Jones Law are experienced in its defense.

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