Assault With A Deadly Weapon (Penal Code 245(A)(1))
To be charged with the offense of Assault, making physical contact with another person is not a requirement. If you put another person in reasonable fear of bodily injury, you can be charged with Assault.
One can be charged with assault with a deadly weapon if they use a weapon such as a gun, knife, baseball bat, crow bar, vehicle, or any other weapon considered to be dangerous, to place another person (or causes another person) to be in reasonable fear of bodily injury. Again, remember that making physical contact is not required.
There are different levels of punishment that carry time in prison, depending on the type of weapon that was used.
You may have some legal defenses that could help you in your case. It is important to speak with an experienced attorney who can help if you are charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Contact Orange County Criminal Defense Attorney Ali Komaili for help with assault with a deadly weapon or any other criminal matter in Orange County.