Bail & Assault

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There are various types of assault, as well as five different degrees of assault. An individual can be charged with a felony assault or misdemeanor assault. The amount of bail issued to the defendant depends on the severity of the assault, as well as other circumstances determined by the court.


Assault with a Deadly Weapon

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Under California Penal Code 240, an assault occurs when there is an unlawful attempt to commit great bodily injury to another person coupled with the ability to do so. An assault is an element in the offense of an assault with a deadly weapon (ADW). When we think of a deadly weapon, we think of…