Aggravated Assault

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Aggravated assault charges are very serious and carry hefty consequences if an individual is convicted. Under California penal code section 240, assault is defined as,

An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

Aggravated assault alleges that the accused intentionally and knowingly injured another person – often with excessive force or the use of a deadly weapon. If you were accused of aggravated assault, you could be facing more serious felony consequences. Having a Rancho Cucamonga criminal defense lawyer is crucial.

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Examples and Penalties for Aggravated Assault

Aggravated assault differs from a simple assault as it pertains to an act of violence that is premeditated and causes extensive physical harm and damage. Assault with a deadly weapon will fall under this category. A simple assault can also transform into an aggravated assault if the assailant attacks an officer of the law or public servant.

Penalties for aggravated assaults can include:

  • Fines up to $10,000
  • Jail time between four months and 15 years
  • Note on your criminal records

California utilizes the “three-strikes” system. This means that if an individual is convicted of three felonies, they will face anywhere from 25 years to life in prison. An aggravated assault can count as a strike, thus further indicting the defendant. That is why it is imperative that you seek legal representation if you have been charged with aggravated assault.

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