Bakersfield Firearm Crimes Attorney
Second Amendment in Bakersfield
Are You Facing Firearms or Weapons Charges?
The Constitution protects our right to bear arms. However, the government can make it difficult to legally do so. In order to legally own a firearm, there are many requirements that must be adhered to. If you do not have your weapon registered or have a license for it, you could be facing very serious legal consequences. If you are facing firearm charges, contact a Bakersfield criminal defense lawyer from Humphrey & Thompson as soon as possible to discuss your options.
Penalties for Firearm and Gun Charges
Firearm charges can lead to harsh legal consequences. If you are found to be in possession of a firearm without going through the legal channels to acquire it, you may be facing probation, steep fines, and jail or prison time, depending upon the type of charge. This can also result in you being prohibited from owning a gun altogether.
If an illegal weapon was used in perpetrating another crime, such as a theft crime, or violent crime such as assault or domestic violence, the penalties will be much more severe, and could be a strike under the three strikes law. If you have been accused of having a weapon while committing a violent crime such as assault, you could be facing charges of assault with a deadly weapon. If you have been brought up on weapons charges of any sort, contact our office as soon as possible.
Firearm Crimes Lawyer in Bakersfield
At Humphrey & Thompson, we have decades of experience defending all types of criminal defense cases, including firearm charges. We understand how prosecutors operate and we can use our knowledge of the court system to give you a defense that will give you the best shot of avoiding conviction and retaining your freedom.