Experienced Defense For Firearm Offenses
Most California citizens can legally own or possess weapons. However, gun laws in California are numerous and complex. If one doesn’t know all the regulations and restrictions, or how to behave in a way that complies, it is easy for a person to break the law or get wrongfully accused and be dragged into the court system to answer for gun offenses.
Many weapon offenses and gun law violations can be charged as a felony. In addition to possible jail time and a criminal record, one of the ironic consequences of a felony conviction is the loss of the civil right to own or possess firearms in the future. The Law Offices of Severo, PLC provides skilled defense to protect your freedom and preserve your rights.
What Happens If I Get Caught With A Gun?
Generally, carrying a loaded firearm in a public place is a misdemeanor. However, depending on certain factors, you can also be charged with a felony, along with punishments and penalties pressed against you according to the state’s laws.
Firearms Offenses In California
California Penal Code enumerates several weapons or firearm-related charges, including:
- Carrying a concealed weapon (§25400)
- Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle (§26100)
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon (§245(a)(2))
- Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon (§29800)
- Firing or shooting an object inside an occupied building (§246)
- Illegal sale of a firearm (§26500)
- Possession of an assault weapon (§30600)
The following situations are also considered firearms offenses:
- Carrying a loaded firearm in public
- Using a gun on school grounds or on government property
- Owning certain classes of assault weapons or rifles
- Possessing gun silencers or armor-piercing ammunition
- Brandishing a firearm or assault with a firearm
- Drive-by shooting
Defenses In A Firearms Case
Our attorneys are well-versed in the applicable defenses against gun crimes and firearm violations, such as:
- Nonownership of the weapon
- Self-defense or defense of another person
- Illegal search and seizure
- Accidental discharge of the weapon
- Police entrapment
- Prosecutorial misconduct
Why Hire A Criminal Defense Attorney?
Facing a misdemeanor or a felony charge for a weapons or firearms offense represents long and complex legal processes that can result in serious punishments if you don’t pay attention to even the smallest detail. Therefore, hiring an experienced criminal defense lawyer is the first thing you have to do in order to get the best possible outcome that the law has to offer.
With more than 40 years of experience, the Law Offices of Severo, PLC has the capability to provide advice and guidance tailored to your needs to fight against charges for a weapons or firearms offense.