Assault with a Deadly Weapon Cases
San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney
When someone points a gun or a knife at another individual it is known
as assault with a deadly weapon. It is also known as aggravated assault.
If the deadly weapon remains in the person's car, it may still fall
under the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. It is a separate, more
serious crime than simple
assault and is usually charged as a felony that can result in imprisonment for
up to 4 years or more, a fine of up to $10,000, and restitution to the
victim, depending on the weapon used.
Assault with a deadly weapon can be counted as a "strike" on
your record under California's Three Strikes Law. If it is your first
conviction, it potentially opens the door for much heavier penalties if
you are convicted again.
Because you have so much at stake, you need to consult with a
San Diego violent crimes lawyer from The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC who has experience with
these kinds of cases. The attorneys from The Law Office of Kerry L. Armstrong,
APLC have over 21 years collective experience representing clients accused
of assault with a deadly weapon and are dedicated to providing you with
an aggressive defense.
Deadly Weapons Defined
Any assault using force that has the likelihood of causing great bodily
harm to another may fall under the category of assault with a deadly weapon.
The weapons that may be involved are not only guns and knives. They may
be anything that has the potential to hurt another when used with the
intent of being a weapon. A car, a stick, an attack dog, a beer bottle
may all be considered to be deadly weapons and those accused of using
those weapons to inflict bodily harm upon another may be charged with
The prosecutor only needs to show that your actions were likely to cause
harm, not that harm actually occurred. Our
San Diego criminal defense lawyers have represented countless of clients who have been charged with felonies,
and we know how to effectively counter the prosecution's case. Our
legal team will fight to get your charges reduced, to a misdemeanor or,
if possible, dismissed, because we know how a strike on your record would
impact your life and your future.
Contact a San Diego assault with a deadly weapon
today to discuss your case.