Assault with a deadly weapon under California Penal Code section 245 is a very serious criminal charge. This charge can be filed as a felony or a misdemeanor, and the person may be sentenced up to four years in state prison. However, if a person commits an assault with a semiautomatic firearm, he or she may be punished by imprisonment up to nine years. Moreover, when a person commits an assault with a machinegun, the maximum prison term may be extended to twelve years.
Assault with a deadly weapon may be qualified as a “strike” under the three strike law. Strike convictions have a tremendous and potentially devastating effect because any future conduct will be punished more severely. If you have a prior strike, be aware that if at anytime in your life you are convicted of a new felony, your potential sentence will be doubled unless the court “strikes a prior strike.”
Contact an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Attorney
If you have been accused of assault with a deadly weapon, you will need an experienced criminal defense attorney to vigorously represent you. At Wallin & Klarich, we have been successfully defending our clients accused of this crime for over 30 years. We can help you with your case today. Call us now for a free, no obligation phone consultation so we can discuss your case.
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