Los Angeles Prohibited Weapon Defense Lawyers
If you or someone you love is facing state or federal charges for weapons charges, our team helps you defend yourself, your good name, and your personal and professional standing in your community. We also make sure the state has a viable case and fight to have the charges against you dismissed if they do not. We work hard to help you avoid the state’s harshest penalties and fines.
When our Los Angeles prohibited weapon defense lawyers develop a defense strategy for you, we examine the state’s case, review their collected evidence, and explore any plea agreements they might offer. We also build your evidence file, examine the circumstances of your arrest, and interview anyone who was present at the time. At Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, we take every aspect of your case seriously and work hard for a swift resolution.
California allows certain citizens to lawfully own and carry firearms if they are properly purchased and registered. Not all citizens will meet the criteria for legal gun ownership, though. According to California Penal Code Section 29800, you are prohibited from owning a gun if:
- You have been convicted of a felony
- You are addicted to a controlled substance
- You have an open warrant for your arrest
In addition, California Penal Code Section 417 prohibits you from brandishing a weapon and from using it to threaten another person. If you or a family member has been charged with either or both of these firearm violations, we can help you build a strong defense. We also make sure you understand your rights and responsibilities and the level of participation and cooperation we expect from you.
Guns are not the only weapon you can be prohibited from carrying or brandishing in LA. According to California Penal Code Section 16590, the following weapons are also banned, and your use of them can lead to legal trouble:
- Air gauge knife
- Certain ammunition
- Explosive bullets
- Cane gun or sword
- Concealed explosives
- Undetectable gun
Every case and every client we defend is singular and unique, so we take time to learn about you, the charges you face, and the impact a conviction will have on your life. This list is in no way exhaustive, so the best way to find out if we can help you build a defense is by reviewing your case with one of our team members.
Fighting gun charges on your own can be scary, so we make sure you do not have to take that route. Weapons charges in Los Angeles are hard to fight without legal support. When our team represents you, we handle the details of your case so you can focus on rebuilding your life. We collect evidence that proves:
- The charges against you are inaccurate
- You did not know your weapon was banned
- You were mistaken for someone else
- You were falsely accused
- You brandished your weapon in self-defense
If the police violated your rights, illegally seized your weapon, or otherwise acted unlawfully, we use that information as leverage in your defense. At Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP, we also work hard to identify other possible defense strategies, including faulty or flawed evidence and inconsistent witness accounts.
When you trust our firm with your defense, you get the power and resources of our whole team. We treat every client we represent like the individual they are and work hard to make sure you get:
- A free initial consultation of your case
- Representation in a judgement-free environment
- Help getting your life back on track
- The best possible resolution of your case
If the weapons charges against you escalate to assault, manslaughter, or murder, we can help. We fight hard with the state for lowered charges, lighter sentences, and outright dismissals. Because our team never stops fighting for you, we build your case with a comprehensive case file. We use the evidence in it to make sure the state is charging you appropriately and handling your case correctly and in a timely fashion.
See What Previous Defendants Have To Say
“Perpetually impressed by the professionalism, thoroughness, follow through, and expertise.” — Dru S.
The clients we defend leave testimonials like this one because our team fights for criminal case results like these:
- Dismissal of seven misdemeanor charges related to hazardous material and other vehicle code violations
- Dismissal of three misdemeanor vandalism charges against our client
- Probation for a client charged with a second lifetime DUI offense
- Acquittal for a client who was charged with assault
- Acquittal on federal drug trafficking conspiracy charges
Your prohibited weapons case is our defense team’s priority. We can help you develop a defense that leads to a second chance for you. When they trust our team with their defense, previous clients say: “Having Alan Jackson as my lead attorney on 3 separate cases (one felony, and two misdemeanors) was the best decision of my life.” — Anonymous
If you or someone you love is facing prohibited weapons charges in Los Angeles County, our criminal defense lawyer can help you fight the state’s case against you. Find out how our team at Werksman Jackson & Quinn LLP can help by completing our confidential contact form or by calling (213) 688-0460.
Recent Case Results
- Complete Dismissal of Molestation Charges
Attorney Mark Werksman’s 29 year old client was falsely accused of molesting two neighborhood children and was subsequently charged with felony child molestation, with a significant prison sentence hanging over his head should he be convicted. Instead, at the preliminary hearing Werksman was able to convince the court to grant his client a complete dismissal of any charges.
- Decision Set Aside
Client, a college student in a faulty Title IX case, was awarded $130,000 in attorney fees.
- Probation with No Jail Time for Drug Money Laundering Charge
Wilmington man accused in New York federal court of laundering drug money through the sale of laptop computers. Mark was able to get the case transferred to federal court in Los Angeles, where he convinced the United States Attorney to reduce the charges. His client was sentenced to probation with no jail time on a misdemeanor conviction.