Los Angeles Gun Possession Lawyer

Los Angeles gun possession lawyer

Facing a charge of gun possession in Los Angeles is a serious accusation. You need a lawyer who knows the law and fights for your rights. Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers provides aggressive defense for anyone accused of illegally carrying or owning a gun. We understand the fear and stress you feel, and we're here to help you through it.

Weapons charges in the California Penal Code are always serious, mainly if they involve assault weapons or a deadly weapon. Illegally possessing an unloaded or loaded gun could lead to time in the county jail or state prison.

At Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers, we understand California gun laws and felony gun charges, and we can help you navigate them. Our Los Angeles gun crimes lawyer can help you if you have been charged with illegal possession of a concealed weapon.

How Our Los Angeles Gun Possession Lawyer Can Help You

How our Los Angeles gun possession lawyer can help you

A good defense starts with a great lawyer. Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers brings expertise and dedication to your side. We navigate the legal system to fight for the best possible outcome for you. A few ways we fight for you include:

  • Analyzing the Charges: We look closely at why you're being charged and the evidence against you. We look at the California statute under which you have been charged. We then figure out the best approach to defend you.
  • Understanding the Law: Our firm stays up-to-date on gun laws. We use this knowledge to find angles that can work in your favor.
  • Investigating the Case: We dig into the details, interview witnesses, and collect evidence that can support your defense. If there is evidence collected illegally, we can work to have it thrown out.
  • Negotiating with Prosecutors: Sometimes, we can resolve your case outside of court. We talk to the prosecutors to reduce your charges or even dismiss them.
  • Representing You in Court: If your case goes to trial, we will fight tirelessly for you. We present your side of the story powerfully and persuasively. We will do everything we can to create reasonable doubt that a weapons crime was even committed.

After understanding your situation, we make a plan tailored just for you. We work tirelessly using our skills and experience to give you the defense you deserve. When you choose Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers, you get a dedicated ally in a challenging time.

The Consequences of Gun Possession Without a Permit

Carrying a gun without a permit in Los Angeles can lead to significant consequences. If the court finds you guilty, you might face jail time, hefty fines, or both. A conviction also means a criminal record, making it hard to get a job or find a place to live. Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers knows the high stakes, and we take that seriously.

Many people accused of illegally carrying a concealed firearm are charged under PC 25400. This makes it illegal to carry a concealed firearm without a permit. If you are convicted of a misdemeanor offense under this statute, you could face a fine of up to $1,000 and up to one year in county jail. On the other hand, if you are convicted of a felony offense, you could face multiple years in county jail and a fine of up to $10,000.

Defending Against Gun Possession Charges

Defending against gun possession charges

When you're facing gun charges, you need a strong and clear defense. We will check if the gun was yours and if you knew you had it. Every little detail can make a big difference in your case. For example, if you didn't know the gun was there, we could use this fact to dismiss your case. Often, the prosecution has to prove you knew the gun was there to get a conviction.

Our goal is to create doubt about the charges against you. We find facts that support your story and challenge the prosecution's claims. We work to show that you deserve another chance.

Investigative Strategies in Gun Possession Cases

Reasonable investigation is crucial in defending against gun charges. We start by finding out everything about the gun and how it got to where the police found it. We look for mistakes the police might have made during your arrest. If we find any, we use them to strengthen our defense. We could get some evidence thrown out if it was collected illegally. The police need to have a valid reason to search you. If they didn't have one, any evidence collected through that illegal search cannot be used against you.

Utilizing Evidence to Build a Defense

Utilizing evidence to build a defense

Evidence can make or break a gun possession case. We look at everything from the gun itself to where you were when the police showed up. We check if the gun was loaded and if that matters for your charges. Every fact gives us a clearer picture of what happened.

We also consider your background and character. Having a clean record or a reason to carry the gun could help your case. We present you as a person, not just someone facing charges, to show the court why you deserve a fair outcome.

Legal Assistance for Gun Possession Accusations

When you're accused of gun possession, you need legal help fast. Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers jumps into action as soon as you call us. We start protecting your rights immediately. We explain what the charges mean and what can happen next.

We're with you at every court appearance, ensuring you're not alone. We speak for you and make sure the court hears your side. You can trust us to be your voice and shield against these charges.

Understanding California's Open Carry Laws

Understanding California's open carry laws

California has strict rules about carrying guns in public. They are spelled out in Section 26350 of the California Penal Code. In general, it's illegal to take an exposed and unloaded gun in most public places. For example, you cannot carry a handgun openly while walking down the street, in a shopping mall, or a grocery store. The rules are there for everyone's safety.

Now, there are some exceptions. For example, police officers and other officials who require handguns or firearms for their jobs may be allowed to carry them openly.

If convicted under this statute, you could face up to one year in county jail and a fine of up to $1,000.

The Impact of Criminal History on Gun Possession Cases

Your past can affect your gun possession case. If you have a criminal record, the court may be more challenging. They might think you're more likely to break the law again, so they may hand you a jail sentence instead of giving you probation.

In addition, if you have a past criminal history, your charges under California Penal Code 25400 could be elevated to a felony. A few factors that could play a role include:

  • You knew (or should have known) the firearm was stolen.
  • You are a member of a criminal street gang.
  • You were using the gun to commit a violent crime, such as rape, murder, or domestic violence.
  • Due to a prior criminal offense, you cannot possess firearms.

If these factors are present, your charges could be elevated to a felony.

Navigating Gun Rights Restoration

Navigating gun rights restoration

Having a prior conviction doesn't mean you have no defense. We look at your past cases to find anything that can help us now. Sometimes, we find mistakes or new evidence that can change things. We also ensure the court knows how you've changed since your last conviction.

Losing your gun rights can feel permanent, but sometimes you can get them back. We look into why you lost your rights and if it's possible to restore them. Each case is different, but we know what to look for.

For example, we could apply for a pardon if you have had a clean past since your last conviction. Whether you are granted, a pardon depends on the nature of your conviction and what you have done since then. If we can get your pardon granted, we could restore your gun rights. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help you.

California's Red Flag Laws and Gun Possession

California has "red flag" laws to prevent gun violence. These laws let the police or family members ask a court to take someone's guns away if they seem dangerous. These are detailed in California Penal Code Sections 18100 to 18205. In general, if a person is deemed a threat to themselves or others, a gun violence restraining order (GVRO) can be issued to remove the firearms and ammunition from their possession. This is done to protect that person and others.

Expert Legal Advice for Licensed Gun Owners

Even with a gun permit, you still need to know the law. We offer expert advice to ensure you stay on the right side of the law, and our lawyers can also help if someone accuses you of breaking gun laws. We know the regulations for concealed and open carry permits, and our team can help you understand the rules for having a gun in public or at home. We are always here to help you.

Contact Our Los Angeles Gun Possession Lawyer at Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact our Los Angeles gun posssession lawyer at The Olen Firm

If you're facing gun possession charges, don't wait. Reach out to Olen Firm Criminal Defense Lawyers today. We offer the defense you need when it feels like everyone is against you. Our team is ready to stand by you and fight for your rights. We believe in second chances, and we're here to help you get one. Call us for a free consultation to talk about your case.

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