If it is a felony assault then it would involve the use of a deadly weapon. In that case, if you are convicted at trial, the sentencing range is a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 6 years. The minimum sentence cannot exceed 40% of the maximum sentence. In other words, if you were to receive the maximum sentence, you would be eligible for release after 28 months. Assault with a deadly weapon is a probationable offense, however, and the Judge could grant you probation depending on the facts of your case and your lack of criminal record.