Gun and Weapon Related Crimes
Weapon crimes are very serious and carry severe penalties, including jail time. In addition, California has the most restrictive gun laws in the United States. California gun and weapon laws include the following weapon related charges:
- Illegal possession of a firearm.
- Carrying a concealed weapon.
- Illegal sale of a firearm.
- Use of a weapon in the commission of a crime.
- Assault with a deadly weapon.
- Illegally transporting a firearm.
- Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
California Penal Code Section 12021
Under California Penal Code Section 12021, it is a felony for certain individuals to own, purchase, receive, or possess a firearm. These individuals include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Any individual convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country.
- Any individual convicted of a crime constituting a violent use of a firearm.
- Any individual who is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug.
- Individuals who has been convicted of certain misdemeanors1.
Penalties for Violation of Penal Code 12021
The penalty for violating Penal Code 12021 depends on your previous conviction, your criminal record, and other circumstances. The penalties include imprisonment, fines, and confiscation of your firearm.
Defending Gun and Weapon Charges
If you are charged with a violation of Penal Code 12021, or any other weapon related crime, contact our firm and one of our experience criminal defense attorneys will discuss your rights and defenses. Many people are wrongfully convicted on weapon charges due to lack of adequate representation in court. Koohanim Law Firm has experienced attorneys who are well versed in state and federal weapon related charges and will vigorously advocate on your behalf.