Posts Tagged ‘assault’

When Can You Claim Self Defense in California?

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In the state of California, you have the right to defend yourself and other people from harm. In order to do that, there are circumstances that call for the use of force or behavior that may be otherwise against the law. Depending on the crime you’ve been accused of, you may be able to argue…

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Understanding Assault with a Deadly Weapon Charges

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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…

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