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Whats the difference between being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and Great Bodily Injury?

Asked on 9/21/13, 5:39 pm

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Joe Dane Law Office of Joe Dane
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They both are the same Penal Code, but assault by force likely to inflict great bodily injury is not a strike (unless great bodily injury is actually inflicted), but assault with a deadly weapon is.

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9/22/13, 6:56 am
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When you are charged with assault with a deadly weapon (P.C. 245(a)(1)) and a separate allegation of inflicting great bodily injury (P.C. 12022.7) your potential sentence for the 245 is increased by 3 years in prison and the offense becomes a "strike" offense.

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9/22/13, 8:27 am

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