Los Angeles, CA asked in Criminal Law, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Animal / Dog Law for California

Q: I'm a disabled American with a service dog if someone tries to steal them and I stab them

Kind of trouble will I get into I will plead not guilty mental defect or disorder I have bipolar 1 and I'm paranoid schizophrenic PTSD

1 Lawyer Answer
William Mihrtad Paparian
William Mihrtad Paparian
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Pasadena, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: You could be charged with a violation of Penal Code section 245(a)(a1), assault with a deadly weapon with a great bodily injury allegation. This is a felony but could ultimately be resolved as a misdemeanor. If you are a military veteran with PTSD there are protections available for you under section 1170.9 of the Penal Code. I do a lot of work with veterans who find themselves in criminal court. Please visit my website at www.pasadena.legal to learn more.

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