Get Help Fighting Your Weapons Charge in California

Get Help Fighting Your Weapons Charge in California

Get Help Fighting Your Weapons Charge in California California has a long list of laws that affect the legality of owning and using weapons. Many of these laws are very technical and can be confusing. Some laws are specific about what types of weapons it’s legal to own, others cover who can carry gums and where they can carry them, while others affect how guns must be carried. If you’ve been charged with a weapons-related offense, read on to learn about your options and then contact Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell for your free case evaluation.

The consequences of a weapons charge conviction can be significant

Due to the fact that there are so many different weapons related charges means that the potential consequences can vary significantly. For example, a charge of selling a gun with a license, carrying a firearm illegally, owning an illegal firearm, or firing a weapon from a moving vehicle are all very different crimes.

The consequences for any particular alleged crime will vary based not just on the crime itself but also on your previous convictions for weapons charges. When guns are used in conjunction with committing another felony, such as burglary, the sentence could be enhanced under California law that allows a judge to sentence a person to prison for a decade for using a gun, two decades if they fire that gun, and 25 years to life in prison if they seriously hurt someone with that gun.

There are defenses to weapons charges

The right way to defend you will depend on what you’re charged with. In some cases, it’s simple – for example, proving that you actually owned a gun you’re accused of not legally owning – while others can be complicated.

Some other defense options include proving that the weapon in question didn’t belong to you and that it was in your possession without you knowing it. We may also work to have the weapon thrown out if it wasn’t obtained illegally. Of course, depending on the evidence against you, the right way forward may involve finding the best plea deal possible. In some cases, we can have a felony reduced to a misdemeanor so that the consequences are significantly reduced.

Call today for your free case evaluation

When you’re working on a defense against a weapons charge, it’s important to have an attorney who understands and has experience with these technicalities. You’ll find just such an attorney in Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell. With years of experience, a commitment to your cause, and a fierce ability to find the right way forward, we look forward to learning more about your case and finding the best possible outcome. To get started with your free case evaluation, simply call Law Offices of Torrence L. Howell at 909-920-0908 right away.