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In addition to federal gun laws, California has enacted some of the toughest restrictions on firearms compared to any other state. If you are facing weapons charges, many of your freedoms are on the line. The penalties for gun-related offenses can be harsh, and prosecutors will pursue them aggressively.
The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero was founded on the vital importance of having an experienced and relentless criminal defense attorney in your corner at the first sign of a potential criminal charge. This is critical when facing violations of any of the numerous weapons laws in California. With Attorney Lamiero on your side, your case will always receive the full attention it deserves as we work to help you obtain the best possible result through careful investigation, analysis, and legal skill.
California Weapons Offenses
California maintains numerous laws concerning many aspects of weapons, including laws about who can own/possess a firearm or weapon, laws about possessing or carrying a firearm, and laws about using a firearm.
These laws include such matters as:
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possessing illegal firearms
- Brandishing a weapon
- Selling firearms illegally
- Possessing a firearm as a felon
- Discharging a firearm from a vehicle or at an occupied dwelling
California requires the registration of all guns. Whether or not you will be issued a permit for a gun will be up to local law enforcement, such as the Sheriff’s office. You must pass minimum requirements to obtain a handgun, such as being over the age of 18, of good moral character, and have a justified cause for such a permit. You may obtain a permit with restrictions placed on it as to where the firearm may be used. California weapons laws include bans on assault weapons or rifles, generally prohibited weapons, and the use of guns in such places as school grounds, government buildings, and airports.
Building a defense against the violation of any weapons law begins with a thorough examination of the circumstances surrounding your arrest. For example, the methods police used to confiscate the weapon are crucial. With decades of experience in criminal law, our firm has a unique perspective that can be drawn on in building a case against the charges you face.
Other Weapon Charges
Firearms are not the only weapons governed by restrictive laws. You may face charges for possessing silencers, sniper scopes, and certain types of ammunition. Committing a crime with any kind of weapon, such as a dagger, knife, brass knuckles, or explosives can lead to enhanced penalties if you are convicted.
A conviction for a felony weapons charge can land you in a state prison. Using a firearm during the commission of a crime can result in enhancements to your sentence, up to life in state prison, depending on the circumstances. This is not a situation you want to leave to chance. You need a strong advocate to fight for your freedom.
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At The Law Office of Christopher A. Lamiero, you can depend on quality criminal defense representation backed by decades of experience, much of it carried out as a former prosecutor. Because of this, we know how the other side thinks and operates when it comes to making its case against you. All of this valuable insight and knowledge can be used to your advantage as we investigate and build the most effective defense available on your behalf.
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