If you have been accused of a weapon crime, you should contact a member of our legal team as soon as possible. You could be facing misdemeanor or felony convictions depending on the severity of the crime. In order to understand exactly what you may be facing, it is important to have all the knowledge you need concerning your case. That’s where our team comes in. The laws concerning weapons vary from state to state, but some of the possible charges in Long Beach include: unlawful possession, assault with a deadly weapon, minor in possession of a weapon, weapons trafficking, carrying a concealed weapon without a permit, and more…In Southern California, weapons are more than just guns. Weapons can range from bombs and rockets to brass knuckles to knives to chemical sprays. Each offense has varying penalties, but one example is carrying a concealed weapon. Unless you are licensed by the state to carry a concealed weapon, you are not allowed to carry a weapon in public. If the weapon was in your vehicle for transportation purposes, it has to be hidden from plain view.
Some crimes escalate and then involve aggravated assault in some jurisdictions. An individual may warrant this type of criminal charge if they were attempting to cause serious injury to another person. This kind of crime does not necessarily mean that the weapon was even fired. For example, if two individuals were involved in a heated argument and one of them pulled out a gun, that person could be charged with assault with a deadly weapon or aggravated assault, even though said individual did not fire the gun. Guns aren't the only kinds of weapons, but knives, brass knuckles, explosives and the like can also be considered seriously deadly weapons.
Long Beach, California Weapons Laws
There are numerous laws stipulating when you can fire a weapon and how you can possess a weapon, it and it is important to speak with a qualified legal professional with experience in this area of law. You may be accused of a felony firearm charge if you have knowingly purchased a firearm for a weapon or if you have attempted or committed a felony crime while you were unlawfully carrying a weapon. According to the Department of Public Safety (DPS), they provide the official concealed handgun licensing program that is allowed under Government Code Chapter 411, Subchapter H. Even those who have concealed carry licenses have to abide by certain rules all of the time.
Handguns cannot be carried at schools, on buses, in courts, airports and other areas. It is also against the law to carry a handgun even with a permit while intoxicated. A lot of states implement the "stand your ground" law, which states that an individual is permitted to use force (including firing a handgun) if it is for the purpose of defending oneself in a threatening situation. Whatever your situation may be, you can trust our firm to fight to protect your rights. Each California criminal defense lawyer on our team not only has experience in weapons charges, but other weapons crimes involving underage drinking, probation violations, and juvenile crimes. Reach out to us today if you’d like to discuss your legal issues.