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If you are accused of violating the law, you could face firearms charges and, depending on the offense, could face severe penalties. At the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes, our experienced criminal defense attorney in San Bernardino has the skills and talent to deliver a robust defense in various firearms offenses. You could expect us to work tirelessly on your behalf, relentlessly pursuing the most favorable results in and out of court. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Common firearm offenses

The laws and regulations that are in place are primarily designed to prevent people from owning guns in certain situations, brandishing and shooting them, especially when there is a chance that others may be harmed. These are some of the most common firearm charges in California:

  • Carrying a loaded firearm in a public space or vehicle
  • Carrying a concealed firearm (if you are carrying a gun on your person or transporting it in your vehicle, it must first be unloaded)
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Illegal sale of a firearm 
  • Possession of an assault weapon (there is a list of banned assault weapons you must not own due to their capacity to inflict mass casualties)
  • Imitation firearms law makes it illegal to display imitation firearms in a public place.

Certain weapons are not allowed in California, including:

  • Silencers
  • Unregistered firearms
  • Machine guns and conversion parts
  • Assault weapons
  • Short-barreled rifles
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Levels of firearm-related offenses

In California, weapons offenses are classified as a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the specific details of the case and your criminal history. You could face additional penalties if gun enhancement laws play a role. Here are some penalties you could face:

  • For a misdemeanor weapons charge, you could be sentenced to up to a year in jail and pay a fine of up to $1,000.
  • For a felony weapons charge, you could be sentenced to up to 20 years in a California state prison.
  • Gun enhancements could add additional penalties to your sentence. For example, the court could impose twenty more years for firing a gun and 25 years added for a firearm offense involving the death of another person.

Contact the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes today.

You are facing firearms charges – now is the time to secure fierce legal representation. At the Law Offices of Vincent Hughes, our criminal defense lawyer in San Bernardino is prepared to fight for you and the legal strategies and defense you need to seek the most favorable outcome. Call us today to schedule a consultation.

Mr. Hughes goes above and beyond in client care, offering personalized service and support. He has received many recognitions for his legal abilities, including being listed as a SuperLawyers Rising Star, The National Black Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, an Elite Lawyer in Criminal Law, and Lawyers of Distinction. The office offers financing options to make it possible to have high-quality defense counsel without paying in full upfront.

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