Defending People Facing Weapon Charges
Though every citizen has a Constitutional “right to bear arms,” this right is tightly regulated in the state of California with a large body of statutes governing weapons ownership, sales, and use. Because of the complexity of the law, it is by no means unusual for otherwise law-abiding citizens to get brought up on charges for violation of a law they may not have even known existed. Fortunately, The Mattern Law Firm is here to help anyone and everyone as a weapon charges attorney.
Extensive Knowledge And Experienced In Weapon Offenses Cases
At The Mattern Law Firm, we know the law on weapons offenses. Not only have we studied the statutes carefully, we have also studied the case law to see how the statutes have been interpreted by different courts at different times. All of this study and research has armed us with the knowledge and insight necessary to serve as an effective weapon charges attorney against just about any kind of charge, including crimes relating to:
- Possession of illegal weapons
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Carrying a concealed weapon
- Possession of a loaded firearm
- Firing a weapon into an occupied building
- Illegal weapon sales
The penalties for any weapons charge can be significant…
…but here’s what you really need to worry about:
Weapons Charges Can Make Penalties For Other Crimes Much Worse
For example, if you are accused of using a gun during the commission of any felony, special sentencing enhancements could add up to 10 additional years to the sentence for the underlying felony. Additionally, California’s “use a gun and you’re done” law provides even stricter sentencing enhancements, potentially resulting in a life sentence.
If you are accused of using a gun in the commission of any crime, these laws make it even more essential to have an experienced weapons charge lawyer representing you. If you hire The Mattern Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to secure an acquittal or reduce your sentence with a plea bargain.
How Can A Weapons Charge Attorney Help Me?
Even if you were caught red-handed with an illegal weapon in your possession, there are still many strategies that a weapons charge attorney in Los Angeles CA may use to fight the charges against you:
- You actually had a legal right to possess the weapon in question
- The weapon found on your person or in your vehicle or home was not yours
- You used your weapon in self-defense
- The firing of the weapon was accidental
- Police found the weapon through illegal methods
You can rely on The Mattern Law Firm to choose the strategy that is most appropriate for your case and provides the best possible chance of maximum relief from the penalties associated with the charge against you.
Call Now For A Free Case Evaluation
Cut through the confusion surrounding weapons charges by calling The Mattern Law Firm at 310-807-1263. We will be happy to provide a free case evaluation to explain the charges against you and the options for your defense.