May 7, 2013
A Ventura man was arrested after he was accused of threatening his ex-girlfriend with a knife and then threatening her new boyfriend with a knife at his house.
According to the Ventura Police Department, the man allegedly put a knife to his ex-girlfriend's' throat while threatening her. Allegedly, the 19-year-old suspect also went to her current boyfriend's house and also threatened him with a knife through a closed door.
Police found the man at the 3300 block of East Main Street near the Pacific Mall shortly after the ex-girlfriend reported the incident. The man was booked into Ventura County Jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon.
Nobody was injured in the incident and the police say they are still investigating the alleged crime.
In California, assault with a deadly weapon (ADW) is defined as an assault that is committed with any type of deadly weapon or by any means of force likely to produce great bodily injury, under California Penal Code 245 (a)(1). Depending on the circumstances of the alleged crime, a prosecutor can choose to file an ADW charge as a misdemeanor or a felony.
Defense attorney Daniel E. Kann wants you to be aware that hiring a veteran Ventura County trial attorney can have a dramatic impact on your case. He has handled more than 3,000 felony and misdemeanor cases and knows how to fight for your legal rights, so you receive the best outcome possible in your case.
The difference between a felony conviction and a misdemeanor conviction for ADW can be striking. If convicted of misdemeanor ADW, a defendant can receive a maximum sentence of one year in county jail. A felony conviction can lead to a possible four-year stint in state prison and can lead to a “strike” on the accused's record.
If you are facing charges for a serious criminal offense in the Ventura area, call The Law Offices of Daniel E. Kann in Ventura at (888) 744-7730 or contact us online.