Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury

If you`ve been charged with Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, you need a knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer in your corner.  A knowledgeable and experienced criminal defense lawyer knows what the prosecution must prove, what the consequences of a conviction are, and what may be a defense to the charge.  David Q. Burgess, who is available for a free consultation at (704) 377-9800, it is important that you have the benefit of having an experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney on your side. has sixteen years of experience and knows what must be proved, what the consequences are, and what may be available as a defense.

To prove Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, the prosecution must show that the defendant intentionally, and without justification or excuse, assaulted the victim, the defendant used a deadly weapon, the defendant had the specific intent to kill the victim, and the defendant inflicted serious injury.

An intentional act may involve either general intent or specific intent.  General intent is a mental purpose, aim, or design to perform an act, even though the actor does not necessarily desire the consequences that result.  Specific intent is a mental purpose, aim, or design to accomplish a specific result or harm.  Intent is a mental attitude that seldom can be proved by direct evidence but is generally proved by circumstantial evidence.  Whether a person acted with such intent is determined based on such just and reasonable deductions from the circumstances proven as a reasonably prudent person would ordinarily draw therefrom.

A deadly weapon is a weapon which is likely to cause death or serious bodily injury.  Whether the weapon used is to be considered a deadly weapon depends in part on the nature of weapon, the manner in which it was used, and the size and strength of the defendant as compared to the victim.

Serious injury may be defined as such physical injury as causes great pain and suffering.

Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury is a Class C felony.  Because it is a Class C felony, an active sentence must be imposed, the amount of which will depend on the defendant’s criminal conviction record.

Self-Defense is a defense to Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury.

If you`ve been charged with Assault With A Deadly Weapon With Intent To Kill Inflicting Serious Injury, call David Q. Burgess for a free consultation at (704) 377-9800.