Weapons Charges in California
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Weapons charges are without a doubt some of the most serious accusations you can face in California. Penalties are often extensive and many alleged offenders feel that they have nowhere to turn. If you feel the same way, it is time to consult with the team at the Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller. Our San Jose criminal defense attorney has nearly 40 years of experience in the courtroom. He is not afraid to take on even the most complex cases and operates on the belief that his clients are innocent until proven guilty. No matter what your circumstances, Attorney Mueller is here for you.
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Illegal Weapon Offenses Punishable by State Law
Whether a misdemeanor or felony, both convictions can change a person's life forever. The state takes these crimes seriously and is intentional about penalizing those who break the law. That being said, there are numerous charges related to weapon offenses that you could be arrested for.
All of the following are considered illegal in California:
- Selling a firearm
- Possessing a weapon as a convicted felon
- Using a firearm improperly in a vehicle
- Possessing an assault weapon
- Firing an object into an occupied building
Misdemeanor crimes can be punished with up to one year in jail and up to $1,000 in fines. Felonies are more serious and may include up to 20 years in a state prison, along with additional fines and requirements. Before sentenced, the court also considers the type of offense and whether the individual already has a criminal record.
For such a serious charge, you need someone on your side who thoroughly understands the criminal justice system. Attorney Mueller has experience as a District Attorney and can use this perspective to your advantage. Schedule your free consultation with our San Jose criminal defense lawyer today!