Weapon laws are very strict in California. Assault with a deadly weapon is one of the most serious crimes you could commit in the state. If you are convicted of this crime, you will likely face a jail sentence and high fines. If you used a firearm, the sentence will be even worse.
But our experienced criminal attorneys may be able to help you avoid this harsh sentence. Why should you hire a lawyer if you are facing these charges? Well, if you don’t, you may end up having to deal with the following harsh consequences.
Punishment for Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Before you can understand the punishment for assault with a deadly weapon, you must be aware of the charges against you. Assault with a deadly weapon can be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the facts of the case and your prior criminal history. A misdemeanor carries less severe punishment, so your attorney will speak with the district attorney and attempt to have charges dropped or a misdemeanor charge entered.
If you are convicted of misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon, you face up to 364 days in jail and fines of up to $10,000. Felony assault with a deadly weapon carries a sentence of up to four years in jail and fines of up to $10,000.
The type of weapon you used and whether you incurred any bodily injury upon the alleged victim will factor into how you are charged. In addition, you could face more severe penalties depending upon the circumstances of your case. For instance, if you used a semi-automatic or automatic weapon, or if you have any prior felony convictions on your record, your sentence could be increased if you are convicted.
Our lawyers have been defending clients accused of this crime for over 30 years. We know the valid defenses to use to aggressively fight these charges. We can meet with you now to discuss your case and begin to plan a strategy for your defense.
Call the Criminal Defense Attorneys at Wallin & Klarich
Assault with a deadly weapon is a serious crime with severe consequences. If you are charged with assault with a deadly weapon, you need to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney immediately. At Wallin & Klarich, our skilled attorneys have been successfully defending our clients accused of assault with a deadly weapon for over 30 years. We may be able to help you avoid severe punishment and help you obtain the best possible result in your case.
With offices in Los Angeles, Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, West Covina, Sherman Oaks, Victorville and Torrance, our skilled assault attorneys are available to help you no matter where you work or live.
Contact us today at (888) 280-6839 for a free phone consultation. We will get through this together.