San Diego Criminal Lawyer – Gun Laws | Weapons Charges – Although it is a right in the USA to own and carry guns, there are laws that watch over when and how we can use those firearms. Laws covering weapons is complex. Most weapon charges carry the possibility of jail time, large fines and a felony charge in California. Being Represented by a California Criminal Defense Lawyer is necessary, in these type of situations. Possession of a firearm without a permit is the most common California gun offense.
A deadly weapon is anything that is harmful. Anything can be considered a deadly weapon in California. Showing a deadly weapon (other than a firearm) carries a sentence of at least 30 days in jail and up to one year in jail.
Showing a firearm in a threatening way or during a fight in California is illegal. You may be charged with a misdemeanor and may face 30 days or up to one year in jail. If done so in a public place, you may serve a minimum of 3 months in jail. Showing a weapon while in a vehicle is a felony. Resulting in a sentence of 16 months to 3 years in prison. Almost all weapon charges in California are felonies. If the state of CA found you to be committing other crimes while in the possession of a firearm, this is especially true.
Charged with a crime in California? Contact a San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney. Below is a small list of crimes and penalties you could face.
DUI – Similar to many other DUI laws across the US, California drunk driving laws don’t allow a person to drive when they have a concentration of .08 percent or more of alcohol in their blood system. Once convicted of a DUI in California, any future DUI will result in tougher penalties for 10 years. A first DUI can result in up to 6 months in jail, up to $1,000 in fines, 3-10 months of license suspension and in some counties placement of an Interlock Ignition Device.
A second or third DUI in California has possible penalties of up to 1 year in jail, fines of up to $1,800 and automatic placement of Interlock Ignition Device. License suspension for a second DUI is up to 2 years and for a third DUI 3 years.
These penalties also apply to someone convicted of driving under the influence of weed in California. You should contact a California Criminal Defense Lawyer right now if you have been charged with a DUI, to help find the best possible outcome.
Weed/Drug Crimes -The possession, sale, and distribution of weed are watched over by both state and federal law. In California, marijuana is labeled as a “Schedule 1” controlled substance. There are a few exceptions to these laws for medical marijuana. Weed and other drugs in small amounts is no longer a felony with the passage of Proposition 47. Although penalties have become less severe for drug possession crimes overall, you will want to hire an attorney prior to going to court to confirm that you receive proper representation.
The growing, sale, delivery or distribution of weed and other drugs is a felony in California. (except for medicinal marijuana purposes). California has a range of penalties depending upon the offense. Convictions will result in a prison sentence in California.
If convicted of the transportation of weed, of more than 28.5 grams, you may face up to 4 years in state prison and up to $20,000 in fines. Transporting less than 28.5 grams is a misdemeanor resulting in up to $100 in fines.
Domestic Violence and Battery – Battery is any bad and harmful use of force or violence upon any other person. An incident of battery involving people in domestic violence relationships is punished more severely than ordinary battery offenses. A conviction for domestic violence carries the possibility of arrest along with a fine. CA law also provides protective orders for persons claiming to be victims of domestic violence. More people get falsely accused of domestic violence than any other crime in California. Never go to court alone when facing battery charges and/or domestic violence. In cases like these, jail time is avoidable and probation served instead.
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