Weapon Offenses

California law classifies numerous crimes as weapons offenses. For example, illegal possession of a weapon, committing a crime using a gun, having a concealed firearm, unlawfully discharging a firearm, brandishing a gun, carrying a concealed and loaded firearm in a vehicle, unlawful sale of a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, and possessing an assault weapon, are all considered weapons offenses. Generally, weapons offense are felonies, but some can be misdemeanors.

Each particular offense and situation must be handled on an individual basis to address the circumstances unique to the charge. The penalties will vary depending on factors such as the type of weapon, what it was being used for, whether it was loaded, and whether it was concealed or not. Weapons offenses can be crimes that stand alone or they may add enhanced penalties to another crime. For instance, using a weapon during an assault, robbery, or drug offense can substantially increase the penalties for the underlying crime.

With the goal of eliminating or minimizing the consequences of a weapons charge, we will accumulate all information necessary to present your case to the court. Knowing the unique facts and circumstances of your case will put us in the best position to reach our goal. If you would like to discuss your case with a Certified Criminal Law Specialist, please call us today.

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These results are not meant to predict or guarantee a particular result in your case.



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