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Weapons Charges

If you have been accused of or indicted for weapons chargesmenu-item-has-children€”which is the act of violating any state or federal firearms or other weapons lawsmenu-item-has-children€”it can be a serious offense in the state of California. Some weapons crime allegations are lone charges, while others are linked with another charge, such as carjacking or assault. Carrying/using an illegal weapon can result in serious felony charges. Whether you have been charged with a misdemeanor or a felony, or whatever the details of your particular incident, having a resourceful, knowledgeable, and experienced criminal attorney is crucial to the outcome of your case.

California Dangerous Weapons Laws

California statutes have limited the owning and use of many types of dangerous weapons. The law is commonly known as The California Dangerous Weapons Control Law. This law covers the possession and use of guns, knives, the use of scopes, and licensing for dealers and owners; and is one of the most restrictive statutes on the books according to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Scorecard.

Type of Weapons

California statutes cover pretty much every weapon, including all guns, with certain types being strictly forbidden, as well as many blade weapons. The statute is also very limiting on the states concealed carry. Weapons charges could cover some of the following illegal guns, blades, and other weapons, and would demand the expertise of an excellent criminal attorney:

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menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Machine Guns

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Assault Weapons

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Destructive Devices

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Tear gas weapons

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Silencers

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Blowguns/Stun guns

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Imitation firearms, sniper scopes

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Switchblades

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Nun-chucks


Types of Weapons Charges

The California Dangerous Weapons Control Law covers many instances and is very pervasive, or far-reaching. Punishments for violating any particular section could result in one year or less in jail for a misdemeanor, and one year to life+ in prison for a felony. Some punishable charges include:menu-item-has-children 

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menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Unlicensed firearm/brandishing a firearm

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Possession of a non-registered gun

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Carrying a concealed weapon

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Unlawful discharge

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Unlawful sale of firearms

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Felon in possession

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Carrying concealed and loaded in a vehicle

menu-item-has-children—menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children menu-item-has-children  Possession of assault weapons


Accusation by Association

In California you do not have to be the one using the firearm to be charged and convicted. Penal Code 12022 and 12022.5,Californias Sentencing Enhancements for menu-item-has-children€œpersonally using a firearmmenu-item-has-children€ applies to any menu-item-has-children€œprincipalmenu-item-has-children€ deemed involved in the crime. A menu-item-has-children€œprincipalmenu-item-has-children€ is someone associated with a crime whether you are directly involved in the carrying-out of the crime, or considered as someone who aided and abetted in the crime. In other words, in addition to the punishment you receive for the first offense, you will serve an additional one menu-item-has-children€“ to menu-item-has-children€“ five year sentence in a state prison as if you were the one who executed the actual weapons charge crime. You need to know your rights!


Important Things to Know About Your Rights

You must make sure that your constitutional rights are being protected, no matter what the charges against you may be. You need an effective and experienced criminal attorney to determine whether all of the evidence that has been brought against you was acquired either legally or illegally. This could determine the outcome of your case.

Here at Traffic Ticket Pros, we are not only a professional Law Firm serving ALL of California for traffic ticket related charges, we also handle criminal cases and Personal Injury. Our attorneys have a collective 25+ years of experience. We know how to protect your rights and will present and argue your case effectively and persuasively. We also have over a 95% success rate with Traffic Violations of all types, and we have obtained Millions of dollars in compensation for our personal injury clients.