Defending Clients Who Are Facing Assault With a Deadly Weapon Charges in California

Assault with a deadly weapon is a serious crime. If you have been arrested or charged with this crime, you could face potentially serious consequences. Early investigation into the charge is extremely vital to the defense case.  Using force on another in order to defend your property or person is not necessarily assault. If someone were forced to physically harm another in order to prevent them from committing a crime such as burglary, the force would be considered necessary.

Is Assault With a Deadly Weapon a Felony?

Depending on the severity of the charge, it will be seen as a Class B or D felony. Assault is seen as an attempt to commit a violent injury to an individual while having possession of the means to do so (the weapon). If you have been charged with assault with a deadly weapon, do not wait to speak to an attorney educated in California laws.

Factors that can affect the severity of the charge include:

  • Type of injury inflicted
  • Type of weapon used
  • Whether or not there is a possibility of mistaken identity
  • Justification for the crime

The amount of injury can play a large part in the penalties assigned. This point should be analyzed by a lawyer as the court will often pursue the highest penalty regardless of the extent of the injury. The object in question may not be categorized as a weapon according to law; however, the incident may still be charged as assault.

Newport Beach, Orange County, California

Secure Skilled Representation for Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

At West Coast Defense, we have experience in both prosecution and defense. This breadth of understanding is a great advantage to all clients. At our criminal defense law firm, we bring a personalized approach to each case and believe in providing clients with excellent service.

If you are facing charges for assault with a deadly weapon, it is crucial to have a defense attorney who understands the gravity of your situation and can aggressively protect your rights. At West Coast Defense, our experienced legal team is equipped to handle the complexities of these serious charges, employing strategic defenses such as challenging the alleged use of a weapon or arguing self-defense.

The consequences of a conviction can be severe, potentially altering the course of your life. Don’t face these charges alone. Contact West Coast Defense at (800) 923-1776 for a free initial consultation. Our dedicated attorneys will work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome, leveraging our expertise to defend your freedom and future.

Contact Us for a No-Cost Initial Consultation

Discover how our expanded services can benefit you. Contact us today at (800) 923-1776 for a complimentary consultation and case review. With our main offices in Long Beach, we’re here to represent and support clients throughout Southern California in their diverse legal needs.

Follow Us

    By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy

    employment law long beach

    Newport Beach

    23 Corporate Plaza Dr.,
    Suite 150
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

    Map & Directions

    Phone: (800) 923-1776

    Long Beach

    One World Trade Center,
    8th Floor
    Long Beach, CA 90831

    Map & Directions

    Phone: (800) 923-1776

    Back to top