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San Diego Criminal Defense Attorney | DUI, Federal Crimes

Gun Crimes

Gun Crimes Lawyer San Diego

Gun Crimes and Gun Laws

Weapons and firearms laws are complicated and cover such areas as carrying a concealed weapon, brandishing a firearm, and negligent discharge of a firearm. It is best to play it safe and speak with an experienced gun crimes attorney if you find yourself facing firearms charges.

Legal Use of Firearms and Weapons

There are federal and state laws that relate to the ownership and possession of guns. Not everyone can possess or use a firearm legally. If you fall into any of the following categories, you generally are not allowed to acquire, carry or possess a gun:

  • Convicted felon
  • Convicted of specific misdemeanors
  • Minor under 18
  • Suffering from mental illness or addiction to narcotics

In certain places, such as an airport or on school grounds, simple possession of a gun could get you arrested. Penalties and Punishment for Gun Crimes in California

Certain crimes have enhancements that significantly increase the criminal penalties if a defendant was in possession of a firearm during the commission of the crime. If you are convicted of an armed felony, not only can you face prison time for the felony, but also an increased prison sentence for having a gun. California has some of the strictest sentence enhancement laws in the country. For example the “10-20-life” law subjects anyone who uses a firearm when committing a felony to 10 years in prison for using a gun, 20 years in prison for firing a gun, and a life sentence for killing or seriously injuring another with a gun.

Why You Need an Experienced Gun Crimes Lawyer

If you are charged with a crime involving the use or possession of a gun, you need to discuss your case with a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney who has expertise in gun crimes, weapons laws, and firearms laws. Contact San Diego Gun Crimes Attorney Michael Berg today at (619) 239-2186 to schedule a free consultation on your case.