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Assault and Assault With a Deadly Weapon

Long Beach Courthouse 275 Magnolia Ave. Long Beach, CA 90802

Long Beach Assault and Assault with a deadly weapon charges require that the victim be placed in reasonable apprehension of fear. For example, if you point a toy gun at a person and he reasonably believes it is real then you can be charged with Assault with a deadly weapon. No actual physical contact between you and the other person is required. Notably a person’s vehicle could be considered a weapon under this penal code section.

These charges are normally charged as Penal Code Section 240 and/or Penal Code Section 245(a) (1). Penal Code Section 240 carries a maximum jail time of 6 months while Penal Code Section 245(a) (1) carries a maximum jail time of 4 years in prison.

Long Beach Assault and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Lawyer Will Bruzzo has tremendous experience with these cases to include going to trial and getting full acquittals for his clients. The most common defense to these charges is self defense. This complete defense to the crime requires that the client have used force to reasonably defend himself or another person. If the Prosecution cannot disprove that the client acted in self defense then the client should be found NOT GUILTY of all charges.

Long Beach Assault and Assault with a Deadly Weapon Lawyer Will Bruzzo has successfully used self defense to defend his client in assault and assault with a deadly weapon cases. Contact the Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo for any assault and assault with a deadly weapon case at (714) 547-4636.

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