California’s gun laws are strict. They are aggressively prosecuted, and convictions carry severe penalties. While the majority of weapons crimes are charged as felonies, in some cases possession may be charged as a misdemeanor. Carrying a concealed weapon, assault with a deadly weapon, possession of an illegal firearm, or unlawful sale of firearms are common types of weapons charges in California, and each may be used as an additional aggravating charge in the commission of another crime.
If you are charged with a gun or weapons violation, you need to consult a criminal defense attorney immediately. California and federal gun laws involve a complicated set of laws which will determine whether the offense is filed as a felony or a misdemeanor. The seriousness of a weapons charge can be based on the manner in which the weapon was used, the weapon’s type or size, whether the weapon is an assault weapon, or whether the weapon was used while committing another crime.
David A. Stein has experience in navigating California gun laws and Orange County courts, and he uses his experience to help avoid the filing of severe weapons charges and the harsh penalties that may accompany a conviction.
How David A. Stein Can Help You with a Weapon or Firearms Charge
David Stein’s successful record and experience in defending clients in criminal cases earns him referrals from attorneys and colleagues, and his strong relationships with Orange County prosecutors allows him to work effectively on your behalf to protect your rights and your freedom.
Mr. Stein will immediately listen to you and advise you about your critical first steps. Call our offices at 949.445.0040 for a no-cost, completely confidential evaluation of your case.
We take the responsibility of your defense very seriously. Our office investigates all of the facts your case in order to find circumstances which may reduce or eliminate the charges. If your case does go to trial, we will mount an aggressive trial and penalty defense.
Mr. Stein has successfully represented many individuals facing weapons charges, including:
- Possession of a firearm
- Unlawful discharge of a firearm
- Concealed weapon
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Possession of an assault weapon
- Ex-felon in possession of a firearm
- Brandishing a firearm
- Possession of an illegal knife or other weapon such as brass knuckles or nun chucks
- Selling of a firearm
- Intent to injure
- Firearm enhancements of other criminal charges
Firearms and Weapons Penalties
Misdemeanor weapons convictions typically carry up to one year in county jail and/or a fine of $1,000.00.
Felony penalties depend on the type of offense, one’s prior criminal record, and a variety of other circumstances. A felony conviction carries a prison sentence of four to 20 years.
Contact the Law Offices of David A. Stein to protect your rights and mount a strong defense today.
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The Law Offices of David A. Stein is based in Irvine and serves clients throughout the communities of Irvine, Anaheim, Tustin, Santa Ana, Orange, Buena Park, Newport Beach, Laguna Niguel, Costa Mesa, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Aliso Viejo, and Laguna Beach.