Assault with a Deadly Weapon
Santa Ana Criminal Lawyer: Fighting for your Rights
Have you been arrested for assault with a deadly weapon? You need to contact a Santa Ana criminal defense attorney from Thomas Tears, Attorney at Law immediately. This offense is often referred to as an aggravated assault. Charges against you could be filed as either a felony or a misdemeanor. We should get involved before you answer any questions, or make a court appearance, if possible. A person convicted could face up to 1 year in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000, or 2-4 years in state prison and a fine of up to $10,000.
When determining whether to charge the offense as a misdemeanor or a felony, the prosecuting attorney will typically look at the following factors: what type of weapon was used, the extent of injury the alleged victim sustained and the type of victim (i.e. a police officer, child or elderly person.) Enhanced penalties may apply if the accused is accused of assaulting a peace officer or using a semiautomatic weapon or machine gun in the case.
Defending Against Charges of Assault
It is absolutely crucial that you involve a Santa Ana criminal defense lawyer if you are facing allegations involving assault with a deadly weapon. You could have a "strike" on your criminal record if you are convicted of felony aggravated assault, and this is extremely dangerous with regard to your future freedom, particularly if you already have any prior conviction on a violent crime. By getting involved early in the process, our attorney can evaluate the situation, find the holes in the case against you and take action to fight for your freedom.
Interested in finding out more about how our firm can help you defend against an aggravated assault charge in the Santa Ana area? Feel free to call our offices or contact us online for a confidential consultation. The earlier we get involved, the more opportunities we could identify to assist you. We know the business of criminal defense. You can be fully confident that everything possible will be done to defend you, both in and out of court.