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Pinkberry Co-Founder Found Guilty

By The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs  Nov. 13, 2013 8:45a

One of the co-founders of Pinkberry, the frozen yogurt franchise, was recently found guilty by a jury in the beating of a homeless man in Los Angeles. The convicted man, Y. L., was convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in the 2011 incident which involved the use of a tire iron. He was apparently approached by the victim near an off-ramp of the 101 freeway and shown an offensive tattoo which he considered a sign of disrespect. He later returned with another man to beat the victim, who sustained great bodily injury. Y. L. now faces up to seven years in prison when he appears for sentencing in January of next year.

Assault with a deadly weapon is covered under California's Penal Code 245(a)(1) which defines it as assaulting someone with a deadly weapon or with other means likely to cause great bodily injury. This offense may be charged as a misdemeanor or felony, depending on what kind of weapon or instrument was used in the commission of the crime, what kind of injuries the victim suffered as a result, and who the victim was. Depending on the nature of the offense, the penalties can include informal probation, one year in a county jail or 2 to 4 fours in a state prison, $10,000 in fines, a possible "strike" on your criminal record, restitution to the victim, confiscation of the weapon used, community service, and anger management classes.

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Assault with a deadly weapon can be a serious criminal matter, especially when charged as a felony which carries a prison sentence. Anyone who has been accused of this crime should seek the legal advice and guidance of a criminal defense attorney who will thoroughly investigate the matter.

If you are facing criminal charges such as assault or battery or any other charges involving DUI, domestic violence, theft, sex crimes, fraud, juvenile crimes, drug offenses, or other offenses in or around Orange County, contact The Law Office of Barney B. Gibbs. Mr. Gibbs is a 30-year legal veteran who has handled more than 2,500 criminal cases. Because he has practiced criminal defense exclusively, he has the in-depth knowledge and legal skills needed to help you fight the charges. Achieving the best possible outcome should be your priority after any arrest. Mr. Gibbs can use all of his hard-won legal abilities to assist you in accomplishing that.

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