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What a Firearms Defense Attorney Can Do?

Los Angeles criminal attorneys, Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff, have specialized in defending a wide range of Los Angeles firearm crimes for over 3 decades. As former senior LA prosecutors with over 70 plus years of criminal law expertise and a demonstrable track record of success, Mr. Hanrahan and Mr. Sitkoff are recognized amongst the most experienced gun offense defense lawyers in Los Angeles. Call our LA criminal attorneys now at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation case analysis.


What are California gun control laws?

Although the Constitution affords us the right to keep and bear arms, there are State and Federal statutes that regulate possession of a firearm and ammunition. These “gun control” laws govern not only who can own or possess a firearm, but also which firearms are considered legal or illegal to own or possess and how to legally transport a firearm. Criminal charges involving firearms are punished more harshly, as Los Angeles weapons charges related to a firearm often carry mandatory jail sentences, or worse, long state prison sentences. If you have been arrested for a Los Angeles firearm crime, contact us immediately at (888) 579-4844 for a free consultation with a firearm crimes defense attorney to learn more about what to expect next and how we can help you obtain the best possible case resolution.

The details of how an arrest occurred are central to the charge. An experienced criminal defense attorney can then evaluate all evidence and pinpoint issues of reasonable doubt concerning the case. Cases where no physical injury is involved are common, and often all evidence is basically testimony from witnesses or photographs. But, cases where significant personal injury is involved can be valid claims that will require the expertise of a legal professional to ensure the defendant’s legal rights are observed by the court system.

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Common Los Angeles Firearm Crimes

Possession Of A Loaded Firearm – PC 25850(a)

Even though the Second Amendment affords citizens the right to bear arms, California state law places limitations on who can purchase and possess a firearm and ammunition. As a “wobbler” offense, the California firearm crime of PC 25850 can be prosecuted as either a felony or misdemeanor offense. Those found in possession of a loaded gun may face enhanced punishments for crimes involving firearms. Los Angeles felony firearm charges if they fall into one or more of the following categories:

Possession Of A Concealed Weapon – PC 25400(a)

Unlawful possession of concealed firearm is among the most common firearm crimes in Los Angeles and unless you possess a valid concealed weapon permit, it is a criminal offense to possess a concealed weapon in public. Possession of concealed weapon cases often involves otherwise law abiding individuals mistakenly transporting his or her loaded firearm without removing the magazine or ammunition from the firearm or failing to transport the weapon in a locked container or trunk. Although most PC 25400(a) firearm crimes are charged as misdemeanors in Los Angeles criminal courts, factors such as your prior criminal history, whether you concealed a stolen firearm, or whether you are a member of a criminal street gang can result in felony gun charges. As a misdemeanor PC 25400(a) carries up to 1 year in county jail, whereas a felony PC 25400(a) can result in up to 3 years in state prison.

Los Angeles Juvenile Gun Possession Crimes

It is a constitutional right to own guns. There are many laws, however, that restrict when you are allowed to carry a gun and when you are allowed to use a gun. With regard to minors, weapon offenses are serious crimes. All weapons offenses must be fought in court with the assistance of a reputed juvenile crime defense attorney.

Juvenile Gun Possession And Gang Enhancements

When a minor is found with a weapon, he or she may also face gang-related charges if there is some indication of gang affiliation. Police and judges are often quick to assume that a criminal street gang is involved whenever there are illegal firearms. This is a serious allegation as gang enhancements significantly increase criminal sentencing exposure. This is why it is crucial for all juveniles charged with a weapons offense to get an experienced Los Angeles juvenile gang crime defense lawyer on their side right away.

Common Juvenile Firearm Crimes Defense Violations

Since juveniles are not legally allowed to possess handguns or ammunition, there are many gun laws that may come into play when a juvenile is found with a gun. A couple examples of common juvenile gun crimes include:

Contact Our Los Angeles Firearm Defense Lawyers Today For A Free Case Review

The consequences and punishments for a California firearms crime can be severe and permanent. Therefore, a top notch criminal firearm crimes defense lawyer with expertise in firearms defense in Los Angeles is the most critical factor in obtaining the best outcome for you. If you have been arrested for a weapons offense involving a gun or rifle, do not delay and contact one our experienced Los Angeles firearm crimes defense and firearm attorneys today for a free consultation at(888) 579-4844. We have successfully defended weapons offenses in Los Angeles since 1987 and for our clients’ convenience, we maintain satellite office locations in the following Southern California cities:

Torrance, Encino, GlendaleLong BeachPasadena, Woodland Hills, West CovinaBurbank, Cerritos, Whittier, NorwalkSanta Clarita, Oxnard, Westlake Village, Orange, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach