Penal Code 245 A)(4) PC makes it a crime in California for a person to
- Commit an assault
- Do so using force that is likely to produce great bodily injury.
An assault is an unlawful attempt to commit a violent injury to someone. Great bodily injury is a significant injury, like a broken bone.
If charged as a misdemeanor, one can face imprisonment and a fine of up to $10,000. If charged as a felony, a person can face imprisonment in the state prison for two, three, or four years.
Sometimes this charge is paired with assault with a deadly weapon, with a firearm, or battery with serious bodily injury, which can add more jail time and fines. An excellent criminal defense attorney will protect the rights of a person who is facing these charges. If you or someone you know has been accused of Assault By Means Likely To Produce “GBI” | PC 245(A)(4), call The Law Offices of Albert Perez Jr. Our office invites you to a free consultation. All inquiries are important and members of our team will be in contact. We can be reached 24/7. 626-919-1991 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.