California weapons offenses carry very serious criminal consequences. However, the criminal consequences will vary depending on the circumstances surrounding the allegations against you. Some of these circumstances include:

  • The type of weapon involved
  • hat the weapon was used for
  • If there was a loaded firearm
  • If the weapon was concealed
  • If drugs were involved

The distinction between a misdemeanor and felony charge is also important. Most weapons offenses in California are charged as felonies. However, illegal possession of weapons can be charged as a misdemeanor. In either case, the consequences may include one or more of the following:

  • Jail sentences
  • Prison sentences
  • Strike convictions under California’s 3-strikes laws
  • Significant fines
  • Probation
  • Deprivation of personal property
  • Permanent loss of your firearms
  • Loss of employment
  • Preclusion from various jobs
  • Discharge from military
  • Prohibition against owning firearms (possibly for life!)

The most common weapons violations in California are listed below:

  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Brandishing (guns, knives, etc.)
  • Concealed weapons
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Gun enhancements
  • Illegal sales of firearms
  • Illegal weapons possession
  • Illegal transportation of weapons
  • Possession in commission of drug offense
  • Possession of a firearm near schools
  • Possession of a loaded firearm

If you have been charged with a weapons offense anywhere in Southern California, you should promptly contact an experienced criminal defense lawyer at California Criminal Defense Center. Our office has handled thousands of criminal cases involving various types of weapons such as:

  • Firearms
  • Knives
  • Gravity-knives
  • Switchblades
  • Dirks
  • Daggers
  • Explosives
  • Nunchakus
  • Metal-knuckles
  • Brass-knuckles
  • Blackjacks
  • Billy-clubs
  • Sand-clubs
  • Sandbags
  • Saps
  • Any common sporting equipment (used as a weapon)

Contact our office to discuss your weapons charges during a confidential and free consultation with our top criminal defense attorney, Ardalon Fakhimi.  In Los Angeles, you may reach us at (310) 963-2417.  In Orange County, please call (949) 375-6308.  You may also arrange an in-office consultation with Mr. Fakhimi at one of our many locations near you.