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LEARN YOUR BEST STRATEGY IF YOU HAVE A FIREARM / WEAPON OFFENSE IN LOS ANGELES COUNTY

It is important to know how to proceed if you are charged with a weapon or firearm charge because there are many rights that can be lost and not recovered in these type of cases. The first right you should be concerned about losing relates to your right to have a gun for the probationary period or for the rest of your life. Many of you probably realize that one of the big things that the authorities love to do if you commit an offense involving a gun is to ban you from ever owning, using or possessing a firearm again.

You best strategy in this scenario is to make sure that you hire an attorney who is both familiar with the courthouse your case is pending and on how to properly defend firearm related offenses. One deciding factor that I see in these cases is whether the subject weapon was used in a dangerous way, such that the prosecutor and judge are concerned that you be a danger to public safety in the future. I have noticed that the prosecutors are deathly afraid of giving someone a break related to a weapon case and then having it come back to haunt them in the form of a new offense that seriously impacts another person's life. They hate that and they are looking to cover themselves from any future issues.

So the way to try and counter this is to show them that your actions were an aberration that will never happen again. We must show them that you made a mistake and that you are not someone they should have to worry about in the future. This can be done by focusing on the facts of the particular case and showing why you are not dangerous to the community at large. Another powerful way to show them who you really are is through people that you know and who have come in contact with you. This is done through character letters from people who know you and are close to you and through your boss at your job or upstanding members of the community who can vouch for you and your character and future dangerousness to the community.

ILLEGAL ASSAULT RIFLE DEFENSE IN THE SAN FERNANDO VALLEY

If you are charged with the possession of an illegal assault rifle in the San Fernando Valley or anywhere in Los Angeles County, I invite you to meet with me and we can discuss whether you have a defense to this weapons offense based on the facts of your particular case. I have handled many of these cases and know what it takes to defend them and when it is time to negotiate a deal. These cases must be taken seriously because they are very political cases and if the judge and prosecutor feel like you are up to no good, they will be looking to send you to prison for a significant period of time.

The policy behind assault rifle restrictions seems to be to protect law enforcement from those who would use an assault rifle against them in the commission of a crime and have an advantage over them. Also, the authorities are trying to protect the general public from the fire power these weapons carry and there ability to deliver massive fire power in a short amount of time. If the pin to the assault rifle is removed and you have the ability to rapid fire a lot of bullets in a short amount of the time, then you fall right within what the legislature was trying to avoid when they passed legislation in this area and the prosecutors and the judges will be zeroed in on this issue.

There are some people that just can not be in possession of a firearm or they be charged with a firearm offense.

If you are a felon, a person convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses, a person who is addicted to narcotics, a person who suffers from mental illness, or a person who is a minor and you are in possession of a firearm, you will be charged with a crime.

There are a numerous California gun laws and each California gun law carries its own penalties. Some are charged as misdemeanors; some as felonies; and some are considered wobblers, meaning that it may be charged as misdemeanor or felony depending on the circumstances.

Our Attorneys are not only aggressive but also skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced in the area of criminal defense. We guarantee effective representation if you choose to hire us as your criminal defense attorney.

Factors considered by judges to determine the penalty to impose are:

Whether the offense charges is being charged as a misdemeanor or a felony; the type of firearm that was used; criminal history f defendant; and whether the firearm offense subjects the defendant to any California firearm sentencing enhancements (which can add anywhere between 1 to 10 years in prison in addition to sentence received for underlying felony).

Any felony where you use a firearm will be considered a strike under the California Three Strikes Law.

We understand these are serious charges and as your Van Nuys Criminal Attorney we do everything we can to get you the best possible results.

If you are facing a firearm offense in California, contact us immediately and set up a free consultation.

The Hedding Law Firm
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