Doctor Convicted of Assault with a Deadly Weapon – California Penal Code Section 245

By: Wallin & Klarich

NPR reported that a former emergency room doctor was convicted of six felony counts in an incident involving a car which was allegedly used as a weapon.

The news story said that the incident started when the doctor, while driving his car, got a little too close for comfort with a couple of cyclists who were apparently hogging the road. The doctor and the cyclists exchanged words, and the doctor went around the cyclists and suddenly slammed on his brakes. One of the cyclists couldn’t stop and slammed into the back of the car. The cyclist was severely injured and the doctor was arrested.

The doctor now faces up to 10 years in prison and also faces losing his driver’s license for the rest of his life because the weapon purportedly used was a car.

Have you or a loved one been accused of assault with a deadly weapon involving a motor vehicle? Assault with a deadly weapon in California is considered a serious or violent felony and could mean possible time in prison as well as a lifetime suspension of your driver’s license. It is important to contact an experienced attorney to represent your interests and your rights in court.

At Wallin and Klarich, our attorneys have successfully represented many clients in this situation. Our attorneys will work to ensure that the facts of your case are heard. Many defendants can avoid prison time and held on to their driving privileges. Call us at 888-280-6839 or fill out our consultation form online at for a free evaluation of your case. We will be there when you call.

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