California has some of the most strict firearms laws in the country. The severity of the gun laws along with the fact that the legislature constantly makes changes to theses laws means many people find themselves charged with crimes they did not know they broke.
If you find yourself in a position facing weapons charges, I may be able to challenge the way they were found. Often police recover unregistered guns and weapons during search warrants or during traffic stops. These are situations where you will need an experienced lawyer.
A conviction for a weapons charge may include a multi-year prison sentence, depending on the crime. When a weapons crime is charged in conjunction with violent crimes, such as assault or sexual abuse, the penalties will be increased. Even a weapon not used during a crime can be added to subject you to increased penalties. I can defend you against multiple weapons charges involving guns, silencers, nunchucks, straight razors, switch blades, blackjacks and metal or brass knuckles, including:
- Possession of an Unregistered Firearm
- Carrying a Pistol without a License
- Unlawful Possession of Ammunition
- Carrying a Dangerous Weapon
- Felon in Possession of a Firearm
- Unsafe Storage of a Weapon
- Possession of a Firearm during a Crime
- Assault with a dangerous Weapon
There are some valid defenses to weapons charges, including temporary possession and self-defense. Additionally, I can challenge the legality of searches, with or without warrants. With my experience as a prosecutor, I know how to exploit weakness in the case against you.