Under California law, anyone over the age of 18 may buy and own a firearm without a license. The only exceptions to this rule are individuals who have been convicted of a felony or a domestic violence offense and people who are mentally ill or addicted to narcotics. Without a concealed weapon permit, however, an individual can be charged with a misdemeanor for carrying a firearm openly. The penalties are more severe if the gun is loaded or concealed.
While most weapons offenses are related to firearms, individuals can be charged with weapons offenses for other deadly weapons. California has very strict laws about what types of weapons may be owned, who is permitted to possess them and how these weapons may be carried. Individuals convicted of assault with a deadly weapon or other weapons offense often face harsh sentences. If you are charged with a weapons offense, your first priority should be finding a skilled and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney.
Routinely Defending Weapons Charges
As a former member of the California legislature and deputy district attorney, Ron Cordova‘s knowledge of the criminal justice system is incredibly deep and thorough. He and his team develop effective and complex defenses for clients, no matter the severity of the violent criminal charges they may face. Clients who choose Ron Cordova to represent them know that they are getting an attorney with over 40 years of real world experience.
Why Choose Ron Cordova?
Attorney Ron Cordova is a preeminent criminal defense lawyer in Orange County, California. Ron has represented clients not just in California state courts, but also in federal courts across the country. Throughout his extensive career, he has tried over 150 jury trials, many of which involved individuals charged with weapons offenses. Based on his experience as a prosecutor, Ron is able to foresee the prosecution’s strategies and face them head-on.
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Being convicted of a weapons offense can irreparably damage your future. As soon as you are charged with a weapons offense, it is vital that you obtain a lawyer to help you mount a strong defense. To speak to a skilled and experienced attorney in Irvine, California, call Ron Cordova at 949-769-2175 or schedule a free consultation via a quick and simple online form.