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Understanding Weapons Crimes in California Campbell Whitten is here to help you fight any battle!

Weapon Crime Attorney in Bakersfield

Types of Gun Crimes

California has strict laws when it comes to the purchase, sale, possession, transportation, carrying, and use of firearms and other weapons. Part 1, Section 4 of the California Penal Code lays out every law regarding firearms.

Common gun crimes include, but are not limited to:

  • Carrying a concealed firearm
  • Carrying a loaded firearm in public
  • Openly carrying an unloaded handgun
  • Illegal sale, lease, or transfer of a firearm
  • Illegal possession of or access to a firearm
  • Juvenile possession, sale, or purchase of a firearm

Anyone who has been arrested under charges of these crimes who does not have a license can potentially face a misdemeanor or a felony conviction. Misdemeanors usually involve a jail sentence and hundreds of dollars in fines. If the weapon in question was wrongfully concealed, loaded, or was recklessly discharged, the offense could be a felony. California is a three-strikes state, making penalties for felony charges extremely serious. Make sure that you have an excellent Bakersfield criminal defense lawyer by your side if you have been arrested under charges of a weapons offense.

Hire a Bakersfield Gun Crime Defense Lawyer Today

Don't take chances with your defense when you have been accused of a weapons offense. Your charges could be aggravated by factors such as:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm
  • Selling a firearm to a person under 21
  • Failing to comply with proper sales procedures
  • Affiliation with a gang
  • Possessing a firearm as a convicted felon

All of these cases are likely to be charged and prosecuted as felonies. Put our team of trial attorneys to work for you. We have substantial experience aggressively defending our clients' rights.

Campbell Whitten has handled numerous firearm cases and has the knowledge and experience to fight your charges. We can work tirelessly on your case and provide personal attention and service from start to finish.

Contact our firm today to schedule your free case evaluation with a criminal attorney from our firm.