In California, the unlawful possession of a weapon and/or the use of a weapon during the commission of a crime carries with it potentially significant punishment.
Depending on the circumstances of the case, a defendant who commits a crime using a weapon may be charged with separate counts for the unlawful possession of the weapon; another crime that may be alleged; AND an enhanced (or increased) sentence for the use of a firearm or other deadly or dangerous weapon in the commission of that crime. The combination of these charges can add up to a potential sentence of many years and are best addressed as early as possible by an experienced and competent attorney.
If you or someone you care about is facing an weapons-related charge of any kind, the criminal defense attorneys at the Weinrieb Law Firm can help explain the charges and properly defend against them. We can be reached twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at (818) 933-6555.