Throughout the United States, the sale and possession of firearms is regulated. In some states, it is regulated more strictly than others and, in these states, it can be easier to be charged with a gun crime when you did not, in fact, commit one. If you find yourself in this situation, start working on your legal defense strategy with an experienced criminal defense lawyer now. You can fight your charge, and you should not have to face steep fines, time in jail, and other penalties because of a crime you did not commit.
Compared to the rest of the country, California has fairly strict gun laws. A variety of alleged offenses can be charged as gun crimes in California, including:
Additionally, using a firearm to commit certain violent crimes can cause your violent crime charge to be raised to a more serious offense or subject you to more severe penalties.
As your lawyer, it is my job to fight your charge. I take a multi-pronged approach to defending clients’ cases. One part of my role is advising clients about their cases to help them make informed choices about the legal actions they take, which could involve accepting plea deals I negotiate with courts or choosing to appeal court rulings.
Another part of my role is fighting the charge to demonstrate your innocence to the court. This is a multi-pronged process that involves:
When you are facing a gun crime charge, do not wait to start building a legal defense strategy with an experienced criminal defense lawyer. Get started on your defense strategy today by contacting the Law Office of Steve Whitworth to schedule your free legal consultation. During your consultation, we will go over all the details of your case to determine the right way to move forward with your defense strategy.
Steve was my lawyer for a very serious felony case earlier this year. He showed up at 4am while I was in jail to brief me on how to get out. He not only got me out, but got me the best possible deal. I Was facing 15 years prison and I got 30 days house arrest. He knows his stuff and will fight for you because he cares.
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