California Weapons Crimes
Explained by a San Diego Criminal Lawyer
Weapons related crimes carry stiff penalities in the state of california. Many crimes are "enhanced" by the presence of a weapon, increasing the amount of jail time and fines that a convicted offender is required to pay.
An experienced criminal lawyer understand that one of your first defenses to a weapons charge is to attempt to suppress the weapon that forms the underlying basis of the crime. Often, these weapons are seized illegally and in violation of your 4th Amendment rights.
Penal Code 30600 et seq.
Assault Weapons & BMG (Browning Machine Guns)
California Penal Code 30600 et seq. prohibit manufacturing, selling, possessing, giving away or lending assault weapons and BMG rifles, except under very specific circumstances.
Penal Code 245(a)(2)
Assault with a Deadly Weapon (firearm)
California Penal Code section 245(a)(2) covers assault with a deadly weapon where the weapon is a firearm. Penalties range from 2-4 years in prison for a first time offender.
Penal Code 25400
Under certain conditions, possession of a concealed firearm may result in mandatory jail time, whether charged as a misdemeanor or a felony.