Los Angeles Weapons Crimes Lawyer

Have you been arrested on a weapon charge?

Gun ownership in America is a Constitutional right, but using a firearm is highly regulated. Other than in self-defense, hunting and target practice, discharging a gun is illegal and in many instances, just having one is grounds for arrest. Being convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor crimes could forever bar you from owning any type of firearm. Los Angeles Weapons Crimes Lawyer Anita Patel has more than 12 years of experience in criminal law handling weapons charges both in and out of court.

Moreover, you don’t need to have a gun to be convicted on a weapons charge. A brick or motor vehicle can be construed as a deadly weapon and carry with it all the penalties normally associated with firearms. California law describes a weapon as anything that could kill someone if used in a violent manner.

Certain criminal charges have enhancements that come with use of a weapon in the commission of another crime. For instance, a theft crime with a weapon becomes robbery which carries much more stringent penalties with it. In these and other cases, you need Los Angeles Weapon Lawyer Anita Patel to help build your defense.

The most common weapons charge in California is possession of a firearm without a permit. It’s a misdemeanor with a potential one year jail sentence. Often, a weapon charge is closely linked with other charges such as drug or theft crimes. The Law Offices of Anita Patel can help you with these as well. Both federal and California weapons-related statutes have had recent changes. Los Angeles Weapons Lawyer Anita Patel knows this law well, having worked as a Deputy District Attorney in Madera and Ventura Counties over the course of twelve years.

Some of Ms. Patel’s clients with weapons cases have even had their cases not get filed which saves on time, money, and stress. As with any criminal matter, the sooner you can contact Los Angeles Weapons Lawyer Anita Patel, the greater your options.

This may be the most stressful time of your life. You may be facing felony counts for your weapon charge, and there could be the possibility of jail or prison time. You need to discuss your options with someone who understands the complexities of federal and state weapons law, and someone who has handled these cases in court and out of it. You need to talk to Los Angeles Weapons Lawyer Anita Patel today for a free case evaluation.

What are some of the defenses in weapons charges?

Often, there are search and seizure issues that have to be explored as well as determining the actual location of a firearm involved in an arrest. Additionally, the prosecution must prove that a person knowingly possessed the weapon. Just because it was in your house doesn’t mean you knew it was there as it may have belonged to a domestic partner. Even if you brandished a firearm and now regret it, don’t plead guilty. Call Los Angeles Weapons Lawyer Anita Patel at(213) 787-619 or (818) 478-5783 to protect your freedom.

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