West Covina Weapons Charges Lawyers
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In California, the law enumerates weapons that are generally prohibited.
This includes everything from shotguns to brass knuckles, and weapons
laws are extremely strict. Even possessing these weapons in a private
context in your home is against the law. This is irrespective of whether
or not you have a concealed weapons permit (or concealed carry permit).
If you have been accused of violating a weapon law or possessing unlawful
weapons, you could be facing serious consequences. Retaining the services
of an West Covina criminal defense lawyer from Coimbra Law Firm is in
your best interest.
Common Penalties for Weapons Offenses
Possessing unlawful weapons in California is considered a wobbler, which
means that the prosecutor has discretion as to whether or not to file
a misdemeanor weapons charge or a felony charge. This decision is dependent
on the extent of your criminal history, if any, as well as the circumstance
specific to your case.
- The possible punishments are as followed:
- If you sustain a California weapons conviction for having possessed, sold,
or manufactured a prohibited weapon, your weapon will be destroyed
- If you are convicted of California misdemeanor weapons ban violation, you
will likely go to county jail for a period of 365 days and you are forced
to pay a fine of $1,000
- If you are convicted of a felony under this general weapons ban, you will
be incarcerated for a period of up to 3 years and you will be forced to
pay a fine of $10,000
What Weapons Are Prohibited in the State of California?
As is the case with California’s knife laws and California’s
gun laws, California’s ban on “generally prohibited weapons”
is riddled with loopholes, technicalities, and exemptions. An experienced,
aggressive, and skilled West Covina weapons defense lawyers from our firm
is knowledgeable of these nuances and can use them to your advantage to
help get your case thrown out or to reduce the severity of the charge.
A few examples of prohibited weapons include:
- Ammunition containing a flechette dart
- Ballistic knives, air-gauge knives, and belt buckle knives
- Bullets with explosive agents
- Firearm container that is camouflaged
- Cane guns, leaded canes, and cane swords
- Concealed daggers and explosives
- Unrecognizable firearms, short barreled shotguns, and short barreled rifles
- Large capacity magazines
- Lipstick knives, pen knives, brass knuckles, or metal knuckles
- Ninja star, shuriken, shobi-zue, nun chucks, and multi-burst weapons
Our West Covina weapons charges defense lawyers can offer you a
free case consultation if you or a loved one are charged with having violated a weapons law.
Give us a call immediately at (626) 340-2326.