Using Your Fists Can Land You in Jail

Although most barfights are seen as harmless, they break several laws in California. As with Will Smith’s aggression towards Chris Rock this week at the Oscars, using your fists can have serious consequences.

Read More

Understanding Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

man holding bat

In the state of California, assault charges are taken very seriously. Penal Code 245 PC (a) 1 provides a definition for assault with a deadly weapon:  “Any person who commits an assault upon the person of another with a deadly weapon or instrument other than a firearm shall be punished by imprisonment in the state…

Read More

Simple Assault vs. Aggravated Assault: What You Need to Know

assault charges

Assault is taken seriously in California. When you are facing simple or aggravated assault charges, you need an experienced attorney on your side to give you the representation that you deserve.  Under the California Penal Code, assault is defined as “an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the…

Read More