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Oakland Assault with a Deadly Weapon Attorney

California Assault with a Deadly Weapon Laws

Do you need an experienced Oakland criminal defense attorney? Try answering this question: Is a pillow a dangerous or deadly weapon?

If you answered no, you may need the help of an experienced criminal defense attorney.

Assault with a Deadly Weapon Penalties in California

Assault with a deadly weapon or by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury is governed by California Penal Code sections 240, 245(a)(1)-3, (b).

Anyone who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm, or through any other act of force that is likely to cause injury, may face punishment under certain laws. This includes between two and your years in prison or one year in county jail, depending on the details. Fines can reach up to $20,000 as well.

If you are charged with assault with a deadly weapon, or other types of assault, an experienced Oakland assault with a deadly weapon lawyer will dissect the prosecutor's case and expose the flaws in the charges you are facing—the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed has done this since it was founded.

For example, when charged with assault with a deadly weapon, an experienced Oakland assault with a deadly weapon lawyer can provide the jury with a reasonable doubt that:

  • The force used was likely to produce great bodily injury
  • The defendant did that act willfully
  • When the defendant acted, they were aware of facts that would lead a reasonable person to realize that their act by its nature would directly and probably result in the application of force to someone
  • When the defendant acted, (he/she) had the present ability to apply force to a person

Instances of Self-Defense

Many police agencies and district attorney’s offices will ignore the fact that you may have been acting in lawful self-defense when deciding whether to make an arrest or file criminal charges. An experienced Oakland assault with a deadly weapon attorney is necessary to present your legal defense to the crimes charged.

For example, you are not guilty of an assault of any type if you were acting in lawful self-defense, or in the lawful defense of others. Our law firm has defended clients using knowledge such as this for the last decade of our practice. We are ready to help you with our knowledge obtained from years of criminal defense. We understand the steps it takes to deliver the best results for clients that are facing serious charges. We proudly help clients in Oakland, Berkeley, Richmond, Concord, and the surrounding areas!

Contact us today at (510) 907-6600. Consultation is free, and you will be speaking to an Oakland assault with a deadly weapon attorney with over 10 years of results.



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