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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.

Client Reviews

Mr. Tears is a true Gentleman with vast knowledge of criminals law and great understanding the court system. I have used Mr. Tears services several times first time in 1998 and most recently in 2020 and referred his services to several of my friends and everyone agrees he treated his clients with dignity and respect.

Fred Highland

There are hundreds of DUI lawyers out there, and I’m sure there’s are a few that know how to win, but I don’t think all attorneys have the legal experience and relentless compassion, followed up by the genuine care that Attorney Tom Tears has proven to me as a client.

Joel Villarreal

I never felt like he wasn’t completely devoted to my case and my well being. He truly cares about his clients and his willingness to work with me in regards to paying out the fees was amazing. I do not believe I could have found another like him. My gratitude is immeasurable.

Lynne Porter

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Santa Ana Office
250 N Golden Cir Dr #109

Santa Ana, CA 92705


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