On Sunday, May 20 a minor fender bender in the parking lot of the Dodger Stadium got carried away. According to reports, one fan was in the parking lot when he collided with another driver. Four men then proceeded to pin down the man and beat him – kicking him in the head while on the ground.
The victim suffered from some minor cuts, but it is reported that nothing life-threatening was sustained. The four other men have been arrested and are currently under investigation for assault with a deadly weapon. They have since been released for $30,000 bail each.
Sgt. David Armas has been quoted as saying that "it was just a minor fender bender that just got totally out of hand." With the attack of last year at Dodger Stadium, the place is on high alert. It was reported that LAPD, including off-duty police officers, and security from the stadium reacted quickly and were able to control the situation before it escalated further.
In California, violent crimes such as assault are taken extremely seriously. Per §240 of the California Penal Code, it is considered assault should the defendant have attempted to commit a violent injury, so long as it was clear that they also had the present ability to carry through on the threat.
For simple assault, the penalties can include up to $1000 in fines, as well as six months of imprisonment in county jail. For instances where the charges are elevated, however, the penalties can be more severe. If you have more questions about charges such as these or if you have a potential case that you would like to discuss, do not hesitate to contact Takakjian & Sitkoff as soon as possible. With years of experience, we have what it takes to help you. Call today.