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Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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.

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

Understanding Criminal Charges of Assault

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 on 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.

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.

What Constitutes Assault?

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. 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.

In the event you are arrested, it is critical that you have experienced legal representation. Contact West Coast Defense at (800) 922-6989 to schedule a free initial consultation. We will review your case and discuss the available options and, if retained, will provide you with the highest quality legal representation available.

Some of Our Past Results
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    • Arrested for Domestic Violence CASE DISMISSED
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    • Arrested for Violation of Probation ALL ALLEGATIONS WERE DROPPED
    • Charged with Being Drunk in Public Case DISMISSED.
    • Firearm in airport No criminal charges filed.
    • Charged with Felonious Crime Case Diverted, No Charges Filed.
    • Charged with Reckless Driving DISMISSED
    • Arrested for Domestic Violence Case was dropped
    • Accused of a Felony Criminal Threats Entire case was dropped
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    • Charged with Criminal Threats Charged Reduced
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    • Charged with Multiple Felony Counts ALL FELONY COUNTS DISMISSED
    • Accused of Child Molestation CASE DISMISSED
    • Charged with Battery on a Child / Child Abuse Case Dismissed
    • Charged with two counts, misdemeanor assault Case Dismissed
    • Charged with driving under the influence of drugs Case Dismissed
    • Charged with possession of body armor Case Dismissed and no violation of probation
    • Charged with Carrying a Concealed Weapon ALL FELONY CHARGES WERE DISMISSED
    • Possession of brass knuckles Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for Felony Arson All felony charges DISMISSED
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    • Fish and Game Violations Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Criminal Threats Case Dismissed
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    • Assault and battery Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Cruelty to a Child Inflicting Injury CASE DISMISSED
    • Misdemeanor sexual battery Case Dismissed
    • Charged with Possession of a Firearm Felony Charge Dismissed
    • Charged with Felony Domestic Violence with Great Bodily Injury No Charges Filed
    • Carrying a Concealed Knife Misdemeanors were dismissed.
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    • Charged with being drunk in public Case Dismissed
    • Charged with driving on a suspended license Misdemeanor dismissed, reduced to ticket
    • Charged with Battery Case DISMISSED
    • Charged with White Collar Fraud Probation with home confinement.
    • Charged with Giving False Information Case Dismissed
    • Arrested for a Felony possession DRUG CHARGES DISMISSED

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