Assault with Stun Gun or Less Lethal Weapon
Is Tasing Someone a Felony in California?
In California, using a stun gun or taser when assaulting someone is more serious than a normal assault and can be charged as a felony. It requires essentially the same physical conduct as a simple assault but also requires the use of a stun gun or a less-lethal weapon. If you have been accused of using one of these weapons in an instance of assault, then the time to start exploring your legal options is now.
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Can you Go to Jail For Tasing Someone?
In California, the criminal charges of assault involving a stun gun, a taser, or less than lethal weapons are addressed in California Penal Code 244.5 PC. Note that the definition of "stun gun" is broad and is extended out to: "Any item, except a less-lethal weapon, as defined in Section 16780, used or intended to be used as either an offensive or defensive weapon that is capable of temporarily immobilizing a person by the infliction of an electrical charge."
Assault with a stun gun can result in up to:
- Up to 1 year in jail
- Up to 3 years in prison (if charged as a felony)
- Up to 4 years in prison (if the victim was firefighter or police officer)
Experienced Walnut Creek Felony Defense Attorney
For any assault case, having zealous representation is the first step towards securing a favorable outcome. Thomas Daly Law, A Professional Corporation can offer that representation. Attorney Thomas Daly has experience in assault cases and knows how to ensure that, throughout every stage of this process, your rights remain an absolute priority. When your future is at stake, trust a hard-working, aggressive Walnut Creek felony defense lawyer to get the job done.
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