Chula Vista Weapons Charges Attorney
Weapons charges are nothing to laugh at. In fact, most weapons charges come with significant amounts of jail time not to mention stiff fees. If you have been charged with weapons offenses you need a Chula Vista defense lawyer to help you prepare your case. And the lawyer you need is David Gutierrez.
The Law Office of David Gutierrez has the knowledge and experience you need to build the strongest case against your weapons charges. Our experience with past cases has taught us the best ways to fight these charges.
What are Weapons Charges?
Weapons charges include possessing a gun (concealed, loaded with no permit), possessing a firearm by an ex-felon (again, concealed, loaded or not with no permit), possessing an assault weapon, possessing a weapon (including illegal weapons such as knives, daggers, brass knuckles, nun-chucks or other martial arts weapons), brandishing a firearm, discharging a firearm, selling a firearm (in an illegal trade or sale) and using a gun while committing a crime.
As you can see, weapons do not only include guns. Weapons can include things such as box cutters, tear gas, keys, even a car if you use it to intentionally harm someone. Is it clear yet how a weapons charge could easily get out of hand? How someone could intentionally (or unintentionally) be charged with a weapon charge when they were innocent or perhaps using the weapon in self-defense? This is just one more reason why, if you have been charged with a weapons charge, that you need to procure an experienced defense lawyer.
Why Do You Need Legal Representation?
San Diego is notoriously hard on deadly weapon charges, especially the illegal possession and/or use of a gun. These charges almost always carry jail time, steep fines and a criminal record which can ruin any employment chances you may have had as well as any prospect of achieving decent housing or expunging your reputation.
Because a weapons offense is a felony under Californian law, the steep penalties involved can be devastating, especially if you are innocent of the charges. Of course not all the charges are as stringent as a felony. Many of them are misdemeanors. Whether the charge is a felony or a misdemeanor is going to depend in a great part on the circumstances involved, type of weapon involved, what was being done with the weapon, whether the weapon was loaded and/or concealed, the accused’s criminal record or drug record at the time of the arrest and any other details that may affect the outcome.
A good defense layer will make sure that all of the details of the case have been taken into account, that all the proper motions have been filed in the court, that all the proper interviews have been done. They will seek a reduction of the charges and do their best to negotiate a favorable plea if necessary not to mention they will seek alternative sentencing such as house arrest or electric monitoring.
To ensure that you get the very best defense possible for you case, make sure that you contact The Law Office of David Gutierrez today to start building the case that will give you back control of your life.