Weapons Charges Attorney Stockton Ca
When you are charged with a weapon charge, it is something that you need to take seriously. Not only are you facing jail time if you are found guilty but you are also going to have to pay stiff fees. If you are facing a weapons charge, you need to give the Stockton, California attorneys a call immediately so your case can start being prepared. The best lawyer in Stockton, California, currently happens to be Armando Villapudua.
At the Law Offices of Armando Villapudua, you will find that we have the experience and skills to build you the strongest defense case for your weapons charge imaginable. We have dealt with numerous charges in this niche so we know the best way to beat these charges.
Weapons Charges Explained
When you are charged with a weapons charge it means that you have a gun that is concealed, loaded, or you do not have a permit to have. Additionally, it could mean that you have a firearm and you are a felon, you have an assault weapon, or you have an illegal weapon. Alternatively, you can receive a weapon charge because you have a weapon that you have attempted to commit a crime with or you have committed a crime with it.
Many people feel as though guns are the only way to get a weapon charge. However, this is not something that is true. You can get a weapon charge for using any item to try to harm someone intentionally with it. This is why it is so easy for weapon charges to get out of hand. Sometimes innocent people get weapon charges when what they were actually doing was self-defense. Therefore, whenever you receive a weapon charge it is important to make sure that you contact a skilled and experienced attorney immediately.
Reasons to Seek Legal Counsel
Stockton, California is known for being hard on those who have deadly weapon charges. This is especially true for those who illegally possess or use a gun. More often than not, you will face jail time, costly fines, and a criminal record, which can cause you to lose your job and prohibit you from being able to find a new job easily. Sometimes you will not be able to expunge your record or even get a home in a decent area because of these charges.
Weapons offenses are always classified as felonies in California so if you are innocent the consequences that the judge assigns to you can be devastating. You will be a registered felon usually. However, sometimes a weapons charge will be a misdemeanor yet it depends on the circumstance, the weapon used, the acts the weapon was used for, whether the weapon was concealed/loaded, and the alleged criminal record.
A good defense lawyer is going to sift through everything with a fine toothed comb to try to get you the best outcome possible. They will examine the evidence, insure the proper motions were filed, interviews were done correctly and more. Sometimes they will try to get those who committed the crime a lesser consequence by offering a plea in their favor.
To make sure that you are getting the best defense possible you are going to want to contact our firm immediately so we can start building your defense. We have a primary goal of making sure that you can take control back over your life.