LOS ANGELES CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY
Are You Facing Firearms Charges?
Illegally possessing, using, or transporting a firearm is a very serious charge. In some cases, you could have broken the law without even knowing it.
Los Angeles has some of the toughest gun laws in the country. There are mandatory tests, background checks and cooling off periods just to purchase a firearm. The county also has several restrictions on the use and transportation of firearms. Receiving a concealed weapons permit is almost impossible. It's not that difficult for the law-abiding citizen to be on the other side of the law when it comes to guns in Los Angeles, and the consequences can be harsh. Even a first-time offender could be convicted of a felony.
Misdemeanor convictions carry a maximum sentence of one year in county jail, fines, and up to five years of probation. Felony convictions carry state prison time. Your charges and penalties will depend on your criminal record, personal circumstances, and nature of the crime.
A skilled and well trained attorney makes all the difference in any charge, especially those involving firearms in the state of California. There are many “enhancements” that can be added onto a firearm charge. For this reason it is important to hire an attorney who knows these enhancements and the criteria to prevent them. Fill out a free consultation form to contact Craig Sturm for advice on your firearm charge.
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Los Angeles, CA 90017