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PC 245(a)(1) Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges


If so, I can help you fight these charges. I have over 20 years of experience exclusively in Criminal Defense and I know how to defend those accused of committing PC 245(a)(1), also known as assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.
What does the district attorney have to prove for PC 245(a)(1):
  • That YOU assaulted the victim;
  • The assault was committed with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm.
This allegation could be charged as a Misdemeanor (from Probation including up to 1 year in county jail) OR as a Felony (from Probation up to 2 years/3 years/4 years State Prison). As a Felony this is a "Strike" offense (Serious) under the Three-Strikes Law. PC 1192.7(c)(23).

California Penal Code section 245(a)(1) states:

Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years, or in a county jail for not exceeding one year, or by a fine not exceeding ten thousand dollars ($10,000), or by both the fine and imprisonment.


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