Robbery is a serious felony that can result in penalties ranging from 3 years to life depending on the circumstances involved. If you have been accused of robbery, please call Peter Liss as soon as possible to discuss your defense.
ShotSpotter is a police surveillance tool that informs officers of when and where there has been gunfire -but the tool’s accuracy is questionable and its influence could be downright dangerous.
For 32 years, assault rifles like AR-15s have been illegal in California. But on June 8th, federal judge Roger Benitez overturned the ban, claiming it was a “failed experiment” and falsely stating that more people in California have died from covid-19 vaccines than mass shootings. So does that mean that anyone in the state can […]
Given how many people confuse the crime of assault with that of battery, it’s no real surprise that many people also are confused about what it means to perform assault with a deadly weapon. But the crime isn’t too difficult to understand when you understand what assault is as well as the definition of a […]
In 2014, California passed a new law hoping to reduce the skyrocketing number of mass shootings nationwide. The original so-called “red flag law,” allowed concerned family members or law enforcement agents to request a judge to issue a restraining order that would allow the police or sheriff’s department to seize the firearms of a person […]
Ghost guns are homemade firearms that are practically untraceable because they have no serial number. These are legal to sell and possess on a federal level because the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) defines “firearms” only as finished firearms, frames, and receivers, so those parts that are sold unfinished are not covered […]
California has many laws limiting the types of weapons a person may own in the state, prohibiting guns such as assault-weapons and machine guns. But even a firearm that is otherwise legal can be illegal if it was unregistered, stolen or if the serial number was altered or removed. Fortunately, there are defenses against all […]
Shooting into a structure such as a home, car, motorhome or aircraft is unquestionably dangerous. In many cases, it’s impossible to tell if anyone is inside or not, which is precisely why you can face felony charges whether or not a dwelling was occupied. What specific charges you’ll face, as well as the penalties will […]
Those sentenced to jail and prison are subject to many additional laws not applicable to those not behind bars, particularly when it comes to what they are or are not permitted to possess. These rules can apply to things like cellphones or alcohol, but the most serious form of contraband in prison are weapons. If […]
In California, pepper spray is considered a valid form of self defense and can be carried in public for personal safety. But that doesn’t mean just anyone can use it whenever they want. In fact there are some very specific laws regarding the sale and use of pepper spray and failure to follow these rules […]