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Charles Magill

Fresno Defense Attorneys | Fresno Criminal Defense | Central Valley Criminal Defense Law Firm

Gun Crimes

Fresno Gun Crime Lawyer

There are serious and often long-term consequences for individuals who are caught violating state and local gun laws. A Fresno gun crime lawyer however, can help minimize those consequences.

California's gun laws are extremely complex and can often be confusing. Often, individuals may be found in violation of these laws and may not even be aware that they were doing so. Gun laws have minute and intricate details.  State and local gun regulations can be hard for law-abiding citizens to follow.  Many people charged with gun crimes may not even understand what they have done wrong.

There are certain hard facts about California's gun crime laws. For instance, no person with a felony record is allowed to possess a firearm. You can be held in violation of gun crime laws if you allow a child to access a gun, even unwittingly. Besides, there are other complexities that can make a gun crime case challenging. For instance, in some cases, persons may be charged with gun crimes alone.   In other cases, the gun crimes may be in addition to another charge, like that of assault.

There are also minute details that can turn carrying a weapon from a misdemeanor to a felony crime. In some cases, a person may be legally entitled to openly carry a weapon under state law, but if loaded, may constitute a violation of other state or local laws.  Possession of a gun could quickly turn serious, especially if you are found in possession at an airport, near a school, in a government building or other secure location. You may also be charged with violating California's gun laws merely for improperly transporting a gun from your home to another location.

Fresno gun crime attorneys represent persons in a variety of gun crime-related charges. These can include:

  • Possessing unlicensed firearms
  • Violation of federal firearms laws, like owning a fully-automatic firearm
  • Possessing assault weapons
  • Possessing unregistered guns
  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Illegal sale or transfer of firearms

Gun crime convictions can result in jail time and a permanent criminal record.  If you have been charged with illegal possession of firearms or a violation of other gun laws, contact an experienced Fresno gun crimes lawyer.