Felony Weapons Charges

Possession of firearms and weapons is taken very seriously in the courts throughout California and the United States. Illegal possession of firearms, especially in connection with any drug or gang allegations, can result in extremely harsh penalties and sentencing enhancements. Some firearms are not illegal, and therefore your lawyer needs to understand the different types of weapons in order to educate you and provide the best possible defense.

At Jayne Law Group, P.C., we have handled weapons offenses ranging from assault rifles to various knives. Contact our San Francisco law firm for defense against any felony weapon charge you are facing.

Protecting Bay Area Individuals Charged With Firearm Offenses

People prohibited from possessing firearms include:

  • Those with a prior felony conviction
  • A person prohibited from possession of a firearm due to a probation condition or court order, or someone who's had a restraining order filed against them
  • A person who is addicted to the use of narcotics
  • Any person who is an illegal alien
  • A person who is a danger to oneself because of a mental illness
  • A person who is a mentally disordered sex offender
  • Persons convicted of certain misdemeanors

California law also requires those who purchase and own firearms to have them licensed. The law also prohibits anyone from carrying a concealed weapon on his or her person or in a vehicle unless it's in a trunk or locked compartment other than a glove box.

Other weapons charges include:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Firing or shooting an object illegally
  • Negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Possession of an assault weapon

Illegal firearms possession can also trigger federal charges. These carry steep penalties and frequently arise in connection with drug or gang cases, or the inadvertent discovery of a firearm during a search.

Because of the seriousness of weapons charges, even at the misdemeanor level, an experienced attorney is critical for this type of case. There are many defenses we take into account in evaluating gun and weapons charges, including the search and seizure, the details of the weapon at issue, the circumstances of the possession, the individual's background and more.

Call Today To Begin Developing Your Defense Strategy

Contact Jayne Law Group, P.C., for more information on a criminal defense lawyer if you or a loved one is facing weapon or firearms charges in the Bay Area or the federal courts in California. Call