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Orange County Gun Crime Lawyer, Firearm, Weapon Charges


In the heart of Orange County, California, the laws governing firearms are among the nation’s strictest, designed to safeguard its citizens. Facing a weapons charge here can lead to severe repercussions, including substantial fines and rigorous penalties. This underscores the importance of having a seasoned Orange County gun crime lawyer by your side. With expert legal guidance, you can adeptly navigate the complexities of the legal system and strive for a resolution in your favor.

Understanding the Severity of Gun Law Violations in Orange County

Violations of Orange County’s stringent gun laws can result in serious criminal charges. Common offenses include:

  • Transactions of firearms through unlicensed sellers.
  • Acquiring a firearm without passing the state-mandated written exam.
  • Neglecting to secure California’s required firearm safety certification.
  • Violating the state’s limit on purchasing more than one handgun per month.
  • Failing to undergo a background check as per state law.
  • Ignoring the mandated 10-day waiting period for firearm sales or transfers.
  • Owning .50 caliber rifles and assault weapons, which are banned in California.

Expertise in Handling a Broad Spectrum of Gun Crime Cases

Our legal team brings extensive experience in representing clients across a wide array of weapons charges, including but not limited to:

  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon – California Penal Code 245(a)(1)
  • Assault with a weapon – California Penal Code 245(a)(2)
  • Brandishing a firearm – California Penal Code 417
  • Carrying a concealed and/or loaded handgun – California Penal Code 25400
  • Dealing in assault weapons without a license – California Penal Code 26500
  • Illegal discharge of firearms – California Penal Code 246.3.
  • Improper handling of a firearm in a motor vehicle – California Penal Code 25850
  • Making false statements to obtain firearms – California Penal Code 115
  • Manufacture or possession of destructive devices – California Penal Code 18720
  • Transfer of large-capacity magazines – California Penal Code 32310
  • Use of firearms in a restricted area or for self-defense – California Penal Code 171.7
  • Possession of grenade launchers, grenades, machine guns, multi-burst trigger activators, shotguns and short-barreled rifles, silencers, etc.– California Penal Code 18710
  • Possession of prohibited weapons such as billy clubs, switchblade knives, and brass knuckles – California Penal Code 16590
  • Possession of unregistered firearms or assault weapons – California Penal Code 12031 and 25850
  • Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon – California Penal Code 29800
  • Drive-by shooting ─ California Penal Code 26100

The Consequences of Gun Enhancements in California

If someone commits a crime while in possession of a firearm in California, they will receive a more severe punishment compared to those who commit the same crime without a firearm.
California Penal Code 12022 and 12022.5 allow for an additional prison sentence of 1 to 10 years to be imposed on offenders who use a firearm to commit a crime.

Let’s say someone in California is convicted of robbery while in possession of a firearm. If the offender used the gun to threaten the victim during the robbery, they could face an additional 5 years in prison under California Penal Code 12022. If the offender actually fired the gun during the robbery, they could face an additional 20 years in prison under California Penal Code 12022.5.

However, if the bullet from the gun struck and seriously injured the victim, the offender could face an additional 25 years in prison, making their total sentence significantly longer than if they had committed the same crime without using a firearm.

Possible Penalties You Could Face if Charged with a Weapons Crime

When arrested for a weapons offense, you could face various charges. If you are convicted, here are some possible outcomes.

  • Assault with a weapon: A prison sentence of up to 4 years and a fine not exceeding $10,000
  • Brandishing a firearm: A maximum 1-year jail sentence and a fine of up $1,000
  • Carrying a concealed and/or loaded handgun: Up to 3 years in prison if charged as a felony.
  • Manufacture or possession of destructive devices: A maximum 4-year prison sentence.
  • Transfer of large-capacity magazines: A maximum 1-year jail sentence for a misdemeanor and a maximum 3-year prison sentence for a felony.
  • Bringing firearms in a prohibited area: A jail sentence ranging from 6 months to 7 years.

When dealing with such severe allegations, it is imperative to have the guidance of a skilled and experienced gun crime defense attorney to help you evade the severe repercussions that may follow.

Life After a Conviction

A conviction for a weapons offense can disrupt your life, affecting everything from housing opportunities to employment prospects and beyond. The stigma of a criminal record can lead to lost job opportunities, difficulty in securing housing, and challenges in pursuing higher education, among other personal and professional setbacks.

Your Defense Against Gun Crime Charges

At the Law Office of Cyrus Tabibnia, we understand the critical nature of your situation. Our defense strategies may include challenging the ownership of the weapon, arguing for Fourth Amendment protections against unlawful searches, claiming self-defense, and more. Our proactive approach aims to build a strong defense from the outset.

Why Choose Us as Your Orange County Gun Crime Lawyer

Our commitment to defending your rights is unwavering. Attorney Cyrus Tabibnia and the team at Tabibnia Law Firm specialize in gun crime defense, offering:

  • A deep understanding of both state and federal firearms laws.
  • Personalized legal strategies tailored to your unique case.
  • A track record of success in handling complex weapons charges.
  • Compassionate legal support aimed at minimizing the impact of the charges on your life.

Orange County Gun Crime Attorney Can Help

California has strict gun laws that can be challenging to navigate, and it’s possible to face serious charges even if you were unaware you were violating the law. Convictions for these charges can result in severe consequences, including significant fines and even imprisonment.
If you’re facing gun charges in California, it’s crucial to seek the help of an experienced Los Angeles Gun crime lawyer as soon as possible. They can analyze the facts of your case and develop a legal strategy to help you achieve the best possible outcome.
At the Law Office of Cyrus Tabibnia, we believe that everyone deserves a robust defense. With years of experience representing clients in cases involving gun charges, such as illegal firearm possession, assault with a deadly weapon, and illegal firearm sales, we are here to help.

To learn more, and to schedule a free consultation with Attorney Cyrus Tabibnia at Tabibnia Law firm, call (866) 713-2159 today. Contact our Orange County gun crime lawyer today for a free case evaluation.

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