Riverside Weapons-Related Crimes Lawyer
California has enacted numerous weapon-related laws that criminalize a wide range of things dealing with weapons.
In general, weapon-related crimes fall into three general categories that criminalize the following:
- Possession of weapons by certain people;
- Possession of certain types of weapons; and
- Certain behavior related to weapons.
The penalties for these types of crimes vary, but can include, fines, orders to pay restitution to an alleged victim, restrictive probation terms, court-ordered classes, and can result in significant time behind bars. Additionally, a conviction for a weapon offense often times leads to a person being from prohibited from possessing certain types of weapons, sometimes for life.
For each of these types of crimes, there are a number of possible legal defenses or mitigating factors that can be presented. When properly presented, these legal defenses and/or mitigating factors can sometimes lead to a charge being reduced to a less severe charge, or a more lenient sentence being imposed. In some circumstances, the charges may be dropped all together.
Have You Or A Loved One Been Charged With a Crime?
If you or a loved one has been charge with a crime, it is important to make sure that your rights (or those of your loved-one) are protected. Any criminal conviction can have a severe and far-reaching impact on a person’s future. Criminal convictions can result in expensive fines, orders to pay restitution to an alleged victim, restrictive probation terms, court-ordered classes, and can result in significant time behind bars. In short, a criminal conviction can have devastating and life-long consequences that impact and jeopardize every aspect of a person’s life from future job prospects, to family-life, to a person’s very freedom.
Attorney and former Riverside County prosecutor Gregory Rollins uses his unique experience and expertise to defend the rights of the accused and provide meaningful legal advice to his clients. Every client is unique. Each client has different needs. No two cases are exactly the same. Attorney Rollins understands these things and is committed to seeking an outcome in each case that takes into account all of these factors. For every case, Attorney Rollins develops a unique legal strategy that incorporates the needs of the client with the best possible legal defenses to the crimes charged to secure the best possible outcome for every client in every case.
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Weapon Possession Crimes List
Below you will find a list of the more common weapon possession crimes, definitions of each crime and a link to where the definition can be found (the appropriate California Code section), along with the severity and potential maximum exposure of each crime.
Common Weapon Related Crimes:
- Negligent Discharge of a Firearm (Penal Code § 246.3)
- Brandishing a Firearm (Penal Code § 417)
- Personal Use of a Firearm (Penal Code § 12022)
- Use of a Firearm During Commission of a Felony (Penal Code § 12022.5)
- Possession Destructive Device or Explosives (Penal Code § 18710)
- Possession Belt Buckle Knives (Penal Code § 20410)
- Carrying a Dirk or Dagger (Penal Code § 21310)
- Carrying a Switchblade (Penal Code § 21510)
- Possession Brass Knuckles (Penal Code § 21810)
- Possession Nunchucks (Penal Code § 22010)
- Possession of Stun Guns (Penal Code § 22610)
- Carrying a Concealed Weapon (Penal Code § 25400)
- Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public or a Vehicle (Penal Code § 25850)
- Possession of a Firearm by a Felon (Penal Code § 29800)
- Possession of a Firearm After Misdemeanor Conviction (Penal Code § 29805)