Criminal Weapons Charge Defense Attorney
Experienced Legal Help When You Need It Most
If you have been charged with a weapons charge, you are in a serious predicament. Under California law, you can face serious punishment and penalties if you are convicted. A weapons charge can be considered a misdemeanor or a felony depending on various factors. Since neither type of conviction is favorable, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible to avoid a conviction.
The Srai Law Office provides aggressive legal representation if you are facing a weapons charge in California. Contact attorney Gurjit Srai for expert legal advice and resourceful legal services that can effectively help you avoid the negative and harsh consequences of a weapons charge.
Common California Weapons Charges
There are numerous ways you can face a weapons charge in California. State prosecutors aggressively pursue weapons offenses, regardless of whether or not the crime is a misdemeanor. Common California weapons charges include:
- Illegal possession, sale or manufacture of a firearm
- Illegal possession, sale or manufacture of other deadly weapons
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Carrying a loaded weapon in public
- Brandishing a weapon
- Assault weapon offenses
- Use of a deadly weapon in the commission of a crime
Regardless of why you were charged with a California weapons offense, it is important that you protect your legal rights by hiring an experienced criminal defense attorney to fight the charges. The legal team at the Srai Law Office has the experience, knowledge and resources to put together a strong defense to fight your weapons charges.
Weapons Charge Punishment & Penalties
The criminal penalties for California weapons charges varies depending on several factors, including:
- The specific crime you are accused of
- Your past criminal record
- Whether you used a gun
- What the gun you used was loaded, etc.
In most cases, the punishment associated with a weapons charge is considered a felony. However, you may also be charged with a misdemeanor offense if the charge involved on a possession of a weapon or firearm. Penalties could also include substantial monetary fines, a potential jail or prison sentence, and a criminal record for life.
Depending on the specific facts associated with your California weapons charge, prison time can be anywhere from 4 to 12 years for most felony charges. The maximum sentence given for a misdemeanor weapons charge is one year in county jail. Additionally, if you are convicted on the charges, you may also face monetary fines of up to $10,000. We will take every step possible to investigate the facts of surrounding your arrest for these charges to put together a strong defense to avoid a weapons charge conviction.
Contact an Experienced Weapons Charge Defense Attorney
The Stockton criminal defense attorneys at the Srai Law Office provide experienced, quality legal assistance to individuals charged with a weapons charge. Everyone deserves the best defense possible, and attorney Gurjit Srai is prepared to fight for you.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our weapons charge defense attorneys, please call us at (209) 323‐5558 or (559) 449‐ 1447, or complete our online form.