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Penal Code section 21510 Every person who does any of the following with a switchblade knife having a blade two or more inches in length is guilty of a misdemeanor: (a) Possesses the knife in the passenger or driver’s area of any motor vehicle in any public place or place open to the public; (b)…

California Witness Intimidation Attorney Overview Any person who knowingly and maliciously prevents or dissuades a victim or witness from attending court or giving testimony is guilty of witness intimidation, has violated Penal Code section 136.1(a)(1).  Any person who knowingly and maliciously attemptsto prevent or dissuade a victim or witness from attending court or giving testimony…

California Resisting Arrest Attorney Overview Every person who willfully resists, delays, or obstructs a peace officer in the performance of their duties is guilty of violating California Penal Code section 148(a)(1), commonly known as resisting arrest. This crime is a misdemeanor punishable by up to one year in jail and/or $1000 fine. Although this crime…

California Possession of a Deadly Weapon Attorney Overview Not only are using deadly weapons illegal, such as assault with a deadly weapon or brandishing a deadly weapon, mere possession of a deadly weapon under certain circumstances is also illegal. Possession of a Knife The two most common laws that regulate knife use are Penal Code…

California Criminal Threats Lawyer Overview Any person who willfully threatens to commit a crime which will result in death or great bodily injury to another person is guilty of violating California Penal Code section 422, also known as “deadly threats” or “terrorist threats”.  The threat can be made verbally or in writing.  The crime is…

California Brandishing Attorney Overview for Brandishing a Deadly Weapon Any person who draws or exhibits a deadly weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner OR who unlawfully uses a deadly weapon in a quarrel or fight is guilty of violating California Penal Code section 417, which is brandishing a deadly weapon. Non-firearm Brandishing a…

California Assault with a Deadly Weapon Lawyer A common type of assault charge is Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Penal Code section 245, also known as ADW). Anytime a person assaults another person with a firearm or other deadly weapon, they may be charged with Assault with a Deadly Weapon. Using a firearm doesn`t necessarily mean shooting…

California  Assault & Battery Attorney Overview Many people believe that “assault and battery” are the same thing, but actually they are two separate crimes. An assault (Penal Code sections 240-241) is an attempt to violently injure another person. A battery (Penal Code sections 242-243) is the unlawful use of force or violence upon another person….

California Arson Attorney Arson in Califorina is defined by Penal Code sections 451 and 452. Penal Code section 451 states: A person is guilty of arson when he or she willfully and maliciously sets fire to or burns or causes to be burned or who aids, counsels, or procures the burning of, any structure, forest…

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