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Below please find the statutory laws on assault in California, if you have any further questions please feel free to call a criminal defense attorney in our office for a consultation with an lawyer.
California Penal Code Section 240 Assault
California Penal Code Section 240 defines Assault as follows: An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.
California Penal Code Section 241 provides for punishment as follows: 241. (a) An assault is punishable by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000), or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both the fine and imprisonment.
At common law assault was defined as an attempted battery (specific intent crime) or an attempt or threat with unlawful force which causes a reasonable apprehension in the mind of the victim of imminent bodily harm. The second definition is a general intent crime. Contact a criminal lawyer in our office for more information.
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