2011 California Code
Penal Code
PART 1. OF CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS [25 - 680]
CHAPTER 9. Assault and Battery
Section 240


CA Penal Code § 240 (through 2012 Leg Sess) What's This?

An assault is an unlawful attempt, coupled with a present ability, to commit a violent injury on the person of another.

(Enacted 1872.)

Disclaimer: These codes may not be the most recent version. California may have more current or accurate information. We make no warranties or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the information contained on this site or the information linked to on the state site. Please check official sources.