Are You Facing Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges in San Diego?
If you have been charged with an assault with a deadly weapon in San Diego, you are going to need to mount an aggressive defense to make sure you have the best possible chance of preserving your rights and your freedom.
Simple assaults can be something as minor as a slap across the face or a fist fight between two people at a ballgame or in a bar and are normally charged as misdemeanors. But when a person chooses to use a weapon, even if they only brandish the weapon and do not use it, then under California laws, that person can be charged with a felony. Usually, a deadly weapon is thought of as only a gun or a knife, but the fact is a deadly weapon can be just about any item ranging from a broken bottle to a 2 x 4, a car, or any number of things that would produce more serious injuries than without using a weapon.
Possible Defenses Against an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charge
The most common and obvious defense against an assault with a deadly weapon charge is self-defense. You do have the right to defend yourself if somebody challenges or engages you in a physical altercation. But to claim self-defense, you must meet several criteria including that the threat of a physical altercation resulting in harm to you was imminent, that you did nothing to provoke the other person and that you did not have a reasonable chance of escaping or retreating from the altercation.
You can also claim that you were defending others or that you were defending your property as well, especially in cases where your home is involved.
Get Expert Representation for Your San Diego Assault with a Deadly Weapon Case
Marc Kohnen has represented many people who are facing assault with deadly weapon charges and can bring a high degree of experience and expertise to your case if you are facing these types of charges as well.
The Law Office of Marc S. Kohnen is a recognized criminal defense firm that serves clients in San Diego and other nearby California communities such as Chula Vista, Eastlake, National City, Mission Valley, El Cajon, La Mesa, Julian, Ramona, Vista, and San Marcos. For a free initial consultation, contact his office at (619) 398-2500 or complete this contact form.
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