Firearm Violation in Los Angeles
Penalties and Charges for Firearm Violations
There are many ways to be charged with a firearm violation, illegal possession of a firearm, having a weapon with illegal enhancements or committing a crime while using a deadly weapon. Many people in the state of California own various weapons such as shotguns, however if you have been convicted of a felony in the past, then your right to own, possess or control firearms or ammunition has been banned for life.
Penalties for firearm violations can be very serious depending on the circumstances surrounding the crime. Some firearm violations are misdemeanors, some are obvious felonies and others are known as wobblers, which mean that prosecutors can use their discretion to determine whether to charge the offense as a felony or a misdemeanor. There are several factors that judges look to in order to determine what penalty to impose for a violation: whether the charge is a felony or misdemeanor, the type of firearm used, your criminal history, and whether the offense subjects you to any California firearm sentencing enhancements.
Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyer
If you have been charged with a firearm violation, there is a wide variety of penalties you could face. It is crucial that you seek the aid of an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney from The Law Office of Peter Berlin. Our firm can help you by providing a comprehensive defense and representation of your case in court. We believe that no two criminal defense cases are alike and therefor all options must be considered before deciding on a litigation strategy, and then that litigation strategy must be tailored to specifically fit the needs of the case as well as the desires and goals of the client. We offer a free initial consultation as well as 24/7 contact availability.
Have you been charged for a firearm violation? Contact an Los Angeles criminal attorney from our team to start defending you.