Guns & Weapons
Have you been charged with a gun or weapon crime? Alejo Lugo will fight for you.
California’s gun laws, knife laws, and laws on other weapons are numerous and complicated. It’s not uncommon for ordinary individuals to become confused about their rights and end up accused of a gun or weapon crime. Law enforcement and prosecutors sometimes also make mistakes in the investigation and prosecution of alleged violations.
With so much confusion going on, you need an experienced criminal defense attorney to clarify things for you. In other words, you need The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates. After over 15 years of experience, we understand California’s guns and weapons laws in detail and we can help you avoid any undeserved or unduly harsh penalties for alleged violations.
Types of Gun & Weapon Offenses
There are two main categories of gun and weapon offenses. First of all, there are many offenses that deal with what types of guns and weapons certain individuals are allowed to own and how and where they may be carried. Examples of these kinds of offenses include:
- Possession of an illegal weapon
- Possession of an unlicensed firearm
- Carrying a concealed firearm
- Carrying a concealed dagger
- Carrying a loaded gun in public
- Felon with a firearm
- Illegal ammunition
There are also offenses involving the use of a gun or weapon against another individual or property:
- Assault with a Deadly Weapon
- Brandishing a Weapon
- Negligent discharge of a firearm
- Drive-by shooting
If you are accused of using a gun in the commission of another crime such as kidnapping, robbery, grand theft auto, etc., you could face sentencing enhancements on top of the charges for that underlying crime. For example, California has a “10-20-you’re done” sentencing enhancement that adds 10 years, 20 years, and then a life sentence each time an individual is convicted of using a gun while committing a crime.
Why Trust The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates
At The Law Offices of Alejo Lugo & Associates, we have the skills, experience, knowledge, and perseverance required to cut through the confusion surrounding gun and weapon crimes allegations and help you build the strongest possible defense. No matter what type of gun or weapon offense you may be accused of, we will take your situation seriously and treat your case as a priority. You can expect to receive personalized attention and detailed information about the status of your case as it progresses.
We will work hard to select and implement the best legal strategy for your unique case. While we will make every effort to get the charges against you dropped or win your case in court, if the evidence against you is strong, you may be better served by seeking a plea deal. You can rely on us for honest advice about your options given the facts of your case and the disposition of local prosecutors. If a plea deal is in your best interests, we will advocate for the least possible sentence and penalties.
Call Now to Start Building Your Case
If you would like to learn more about how Alejo Lugo can help you as your gun and weapons defense attorney, call us at (800) 497-0018 for a free initial consultation in English or Spanish.