Huntington Beach Man Arrested for Assault with a Deadly Weapon After Downtown Fight – California Penal Code Section 245

By: Wallin & Klarich

According to the OC Register, a 22-yesar old Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. A fight allegedly broke out in downtown Huntington Beach that resulted in a man getting stabbed in the chest. The victim’s injuries were not life threatening.

Assault with a deadly weapon is a serious crime. Under California Penal Code 245, any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm or by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for up to one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment. This crime is also considered a “serious felony” and will result in the defendant having a strike on his or her criminal record under the California “Three Strikes Law.”

If you or a loved one is facing a charge of assault with a deadly weapon, it is important that you speak with an experienced assault with a deadly weapon attorney. At Wallin & Klarich, our Orange County assault with a deadly weapon attorneys have over 30 years of experience. Our attorneys will fight to keep you out of jail and defend your rights. Call us today at (888) 280-6839 or contact us through our website at We will be there when you call.

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