California has some of the strictest weapons laws in the country. Everything from brass knuckles to billy clubs to throwing stars are illegal in the state. But even items that are legal are still subject to a number of restrictions. For example, folding knives cannot be spring loaded and pepper spray canisters must be under 2.5 ounces in size.
The state’s gun laws are also complex. For example, machine guns, assault weapons and large ammunition feeding devices generally cannot be possessed in California. However, some types of weapons may be possessed if owned before the current laws were passed.
Additionally, some people may lose their right to carry firearms if they have been convicted of a crime. All felony convictions will result in this prohibition, but violent misdemeanor crimes, like domestic violence, assault and battery, will also result in a firearms ban.
Because firearms and weapons charges are so complex in our state, it is unfortunately common for people to be arrested for a crime when they were unaware that they were doing anything wrong.
If you have been accused of breaking a weapons law in California, please call a Vista weapons charge lawyer like Peter M. Liss at (760) 643-4050 as soon as possible.
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