California Weapons Charges Need to Be Taken Seriously
No matter where you are in the country, you may face severe punishment for brandishing or using a weapon, such as a gun. However, California weapons laws are especially strict, and weapons charges need to be taken very seriously.
There are many different types of weapons charges in California. The most well-known of these charges involve firearms and include unlawful possession, discharging a gun with gross negligence, selling a firearm illegally, using a firearm in committing a homicide or other crime, and many more.
There are also California weapons laws regarding items other than guns. Possessing or using dangerous weapons also can be illegal. These include, but are not limited to:
- Brass knuckles
- Baseball bats
- Martial arts weapons
California weapons charges are often considered a felony. If convicted of a felony, you will not only be prevented from bearing arms ever again, but also subject to a prison term and hefty fines. A felony conviction can make finding a job impossible and tear apart your family.
If you or a family member is being investigated for a weapons-related crime in California, now is the time to contact Robert Ernenwein, an experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorney. An experienced lawyer can argue for a reduced charge or lesser penalty, but cannot help you if you do not call.