Tag Archives: Weapons

Assault with a Deadly Weapon (Penal Code 245) – Orange County Criminal Defense

Penal Code section 245 is generally referred to as “aggravated assault” or assault with a deadly weapon, but there are actually several variations. Penal Code section 245(a)(1) – Assault with a deadly weapon This section covers an assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm.  Any instrument that is capable of inflicting great bodily […]

California law on brass knuckles (metal knuckles and composite knuckles) – Orange County Criminal Defense

Brass knuckles in California – are they legal?  What if they’re not made out of metal? I’ve been asked by a few people if “brass knuckles” are illegal, even if they’re not made of metal. There used to be a loophole in the law, but it’s now closed. [And this post is now updated with […]