California gun laws are complex. They can be confusing even for responsible gun owners. If you have been charged with a weapons-related offense, it is best to speak with a Moreno Valley gun lawyer right away.

Our skilled criminal defense attorneys believe in our 2nd Amendment rights and could zealously defend them. We are experienced lawyers who have a thorough understanding of California’s extensive gun legislation. We know how to build effective strategies in firearm-related cases and could negotiate aggressively to have your charges reduced or dismissed completely.

Illegal Gun Possession in California

California’s gun laws give most people the right to own and possess firearms with a valid permit. However, there are some exceptions. You cannot legally own or possess a firearm if you:

  • Are a convicted felon
  • Addicted to narcotics
  • Are a minor
  • Suffer from a mental illness
  • Have been convicted twice of brandishing a weapon
  • Have been convicted of certain misdemeanors

Misdemeanor gun possession convictions carry a sentence of to up to one year in jail and a maximum fine of $1,000. If you are a gang member or in possession of a stolen firearm, you could be charged with a felony, increasing the potential sentence to three years in prison. If you have been accused of illegally possessing a gun, our attorneys in Moreno Valley could help prepare a case in your defense. 

Types of Firearm Crimes

Gun charges are strictly prosecuted and punished in this county. There are strict laws in place that detail what types of weapons can be owned, who can possess them lawfully, and how these weapons can be carried. Common gun charges in the area include:

  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Carrying a loaded firearm
  • Shooting at a dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft
  • Negligent discharge of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Unlicensed sale of a firearm 

Our Knowledgeable Gun Attorneys Can Help

If you are facing gun-related charges, you need an experienced lawyer in Moreno Valley to aggressively defend you against these charges. We provide our clients with the highest level of representation by:

  • Performing a detailed investigation into the alleged offense
  • Meticulously reviewing the police report and any evidence to look for errors or inconsistencies
  • Skillfully presenting evidence supporting your defense
  • Making all required court motions
  • Aggressively negotiating on your behalf to obtain a dismissal or reduction of your charges
  • Providing a superior defense at trial if necessary
  • Fighting diligently to minimize penalties if a conviction is unavoidable
  • Updating you throughout the entire process

Speak with an Experienced Moreno Valley Gun Attorney

Gun convictions carry harsh, long-term consequences, so you need a top-notch legal team to get you the resolution you need. The experienced Moreno Valley gun lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott D. Henry are committed to doing everything possible to defend you against these serious charges and obtain reduced or dismissed charges or a guilty verdict at trial.

If you have been charged with a weapons-related offense, please contact our offices today for a free consultation. One of our seasoned firearm defense lawyers could advise you of your rights and all available options. We could then begin an investigation into the facts and underlying circumstances of the case to build an aggressive, proactive defense strategy.

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