Other California Weapons Charges
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 must be taken seriously.
There are many 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:
- Brass knuckles
- Baseball bats
- Martial arts weapons
California weapons charges are often considered felonies. If convicted of a felony, you will not only be prevented from bearing arms ever again, but you will also be 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 Ernenwein & Mathes, LLP, experienced Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys. An experienced lawyer can argue for a reduced charge or lesser penalty, but cannot help you if you do not call.