California is known for having some of the most complex and strictest weapons laws in the nation. Between weapons that are entirely illegal and those subject to dozens of restrictions and regulations, it’s easy to break the law without even knowing about it. If you have been accused of violating any weapons laws, please call a Del Mar criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.
Some of the most confusing laws in the state involve the use of firearms. Anyone convicted of a felony will lose their right to bear arms, along with those who have committed a violent misdemeanor crime such as domestic violence, assault, battery and gang crimes. Family members or other concerned parties can also petition a judge to ban someone from owning a firearm for a temporary period if they believe that person may present a risk to themselves or others. A Pacific Beach weapons attorney may be able to help stop this process or prevent a convict of a misdemeanor from losing the right to own firearms.
Additionally, some types of firearms are entirely illegal within the state, such as machine guns and assault weapons. Other weapons that are illegal in the state include folding knives that are spring loaded, butterfly knives and pepper spray canisters larger than 2.5 ounces. Exemptions may be made if the weapons were owned by a resident before the laws banning the specific weapons were passed. Even legal weapons are banned from being brought to certain locations like schools or airports. If you aren’t sure whether or not a particular weapon is illegal in the state or not, a Clairemont Mesa defense lawyer can help clear up what is legal and what isn’t.
It’s common for people to be arrested for weapons offenses when they have no knowledge of wrongdoing simply because these laws are so complex. That’s why anyone who has been accused of any weapons charge should immediately call (760) 643-4050 or (858) 486-3024 to schedule a free initial consultation with top Solana Beach weapons attorney Peter M. Liss.
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