Weapons Charges Defense in Bakersfield
Helping Protect Kern County Clients against a Criminal Conviction
The Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution gives Americans the right to bear arms. However, federal and state government place restrictions on this right to protect people from harm at any cost. Any violation of California weapon laws is a serious offense and could lead to a felony charge. You may face criminal penalties if you carry or possess an illegal firearm. Our Bakersfield weapon charges defense attorney at Koenig Law Office has years of experience representing individuals facing these types of charges.
Types of Weapon Charges in California
The legal penalties associated with gun-related charges in California can be hefty. Our Kern County weapon charges defense attorney can advocate for your rights every step of the legal process. Depending on the circumstances of your case, a weapons charge may lead to either a misdemeanor or a felony charge.
Some weapon charges in California include:
- Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
- Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
- Illegal sale of a firearm
- Possession of an assault weapon
Penalties for Weapon Charges
A misdemeanor weapons charge is punishable by up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000. A felony weapons charge is punishable by up to 20 years in prison. The sentence length depends on the circumstances of the activity, the type of offense, and whether or not the accused has a prior criminal record.
Defending against Charges
Our Bakersfield weapons charges defense lawyer can examine the details of your case and build a customized defense strategy. We can aggressively pursue your case to attempt to receive the best possible results.
Some common weapons charges defense strategies used by our legal team include:
- Self-defense or the defense of others: If you felt as if you were in imminent danger, the use of a weapon may be warranted in California.
- Non-ownership of a weapon in possession: If you had no knowledge of the weapon’s presence, you do not have actual possession.
- Accidental firing of a weapon: If you didn’t have criminal intent to fire a weapon or weren’t engaged in unlawful activity at the time of firing, then accidental firing can serve as a proper legal defense.
- Illegal search and seizure: If a weapon was recovered during an illegal search and seizure, the police cannot use it as evidence against you in court.
Schedule a Highly Rated Legal Consultation Today
At Koenig Law Office, we are committed to helping you find a way to tell your side of the story in a compelling way. We understand how stressful these charges can be, and we are here to communicate the proceedings of your case with you and keep you informed. During your free consultation, we can go over what to expect and how to proceed.
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