FRESNO WEAPON CRIME ATTORNEY
WEAPONS OFFENSES IN THE CALIFORNIA PENAL CODE
The California Penal Code lists numerous different weapons offenses and their penalties. Below is a condensed list of the most common weapon crimes committed in California, along with their corresponding section:
- Assault with a deadly weapon: Pen. Code § 245(a)1
- Concealed weapons: Pen. Code § 25400
- Illegal sale: Pen. Code § 12070
- Illegal transportation: Pen. Code § 12071(3)
- Felon in possession: Pen. Code § 12021
- Possession of a loaded firearm: Pen. Code § 12031
FRESNO WEAPON CRIME DEFENSE
At Sawl Law Group, a Fresno criminal defense lawyer could defend you in a number of ways. In order for you to be convicted of a weapon offense, it must be proven that the weapon was yours and/or that you were indeed the one who was in possession of the weapon at the time of the offense. An attorney from our firm could review the evidence and build a strong case in your defense.
Keep in mind that guns and firearms are not the only types of weapons that could incur a weapons offense. Knives, imitation firearms, brass knuckles, and tear gas are all considered weapons under California law. Also, serious weapons offenses, such as illegally transporting large shipments of assault weapons, may be considered federal crimes and will be severely punished by the federal court.
CONSULT WITH A WEAPON CRIME LAWYER IN FRESNO
If you are facing charges of a weapon offense, you could end up serving time in jail and paying high fines unless you retain a capable defense attorney. Contact Sawl Law Group today to consult for free and learn what steps you should take in your defense!