Tag Archives: Deadly Weapon

A Butter Knife Was Not a Deadly Weapon Because the Defendant Did Not Use It in a Manner “Capable of” And “Likely to Produce” Death or Great Bodily Injury
April 19th, 2020

In order “for an object to qualify as a deadly weapon based on how it was used, [and demonstrate the commission of an assault with a deadly weapon,] the defendant must have used the object in a manner not only capable of producing but also likely to produce death or great bodily injury.”  (Original emphasis.)  […]

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Is A Butter Knife An Inherently Deadly Weapon?
September 17th, 2019

In re B.M. (2018) 6 Cal.5th 528, 531-39 the CSC held that there was no substantial evidence that B.M. use of a butter knife was likely to cause great bodily injury within the meaning of PC 245(a). The Court reaffirmed its rule that an object alleged to be a deadly weapon must be used in […]

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Definition of Deadly Weapon Corrected
July 3rd, 2015

  People v. Brown (2012) 210 Cal. App. 4th 1, 4, considered weapons such as BB guns, and noted that CC 375’s definition of a “deadly weapon,” “which includes objects that are inherently ‘dangerous’ as well as inherently ‘deadly,’ is, at best, ambiguous and, at worst, overbroad.” “[CC 875] may impermissibly allow a jury to […]

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