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If You’ve Been Charged With Selling Firearms Without A License, Hire My Rights Law’s Gun Charges Lawyer To Help Reduce The Consequences Of Your Arrest

If the state accuses you of this misdemeanor crime, you should immediately consult with knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys. A criminal record can leave an ugly stain on your life. If convicted of the illegal sale of a firearm in California, you may suffer the consequences of a criminal record long after you’ve paid your debt to society. But this doesn’t have to be your story. Instead, choose the award-winning gun charges lawyers from My Rights Law to protect your freedom. Call us at (888) 702-8882 or contact us through our secure web form to take advantage of your free consultation today.

Picture this. You’re a gun collector, and you like keeping them pristine. You’ve just finished cleaning one of your guns. Once you’re done, you put it away and go on about your business. However, shortly after locking your gun into a secure place, there’s a knock on your door. You open it and are surprised to see officers glaring at you. They tell you that you’re under arrest for selling firearms illegally. They slap handcuffs on your wrists. Immediately, you realize that you may be going to jail. If you’re in California and the state has accused you of illegally selling a firearm, you need to know about your rights.

What Is Illegal Sale Of A Firearm?

Illegal Sale Of A Firearm[1] occurs when you sell, lease, or transfer gun ownership without a permit[2]. This does not include BB guns, pellet guns, and antique guns[3]. Also, some exceptions permit you to transfer your firearm’s ownership to a relative under certain circumstances.

Is This A Misdemeanor Or Felony?

The illegal sale of a firearm is a misdemeanor crime in California.[4] If convicted, the judge may sentence you to six months in county jail and make you pay a fine of $1000 for every firearm you sold illegally.[5] Thus, your fine can be an excessive amount. [6]

Are There Other Penalties?

Penalties are not limited to fines or jail time. Sometimes, judges can impose further penalties depending on multiple factors. For example, a crime’s statute might say a judge may sentence you to a maximum of one year. However, if the crime is one of “moral turpitude” and you are not a United States citizen, your deportation is a likely penalty. If you are going through a custody battle, a conviction may result in a restriction on your custody rights, limiting you to supervised visits, or other unfavorable consequences. Therefore, you should never take a sentence lightly, even for misdemeanor charges.

Convictions can follow you long after you’ve served your time. Often, people formerly convicted of misdemeanor crimes experience non-legal consequences, including:

  • Difficulty securing new work
  • Stigma and isolation
  • Renting restrictions
  • Delays in their education and career goals

What Are My Defenses?

Fortunately, you may have multiple defenses available to you. The defenses your attorney can use depend on the facts of your case. Before crafting a strategic defense, your attorney will consult with you, review the police report, and conduct a thorough investigation. Mistaken Identify and False Accusation are two common defenses.

Mistaken Identity

Eyewitnesses get faces wrong all the time. A witness may have seen something or thought they saw something and reported the wrong information to the police. In this case, your attorney could prove that this is a case of mistaken identity. Your attorney can refer to character witnesses, your lack of accessibility, and personal description inconsistencies to demonstrate that you are not the perpetrator.

False Accusation

Suppose the police have arrested someone for a gun crime. The police offer this person a deal if they provide information on who gave them the gun. However, the arrestee is too afraid to give the name of the actual salesperson. They accuse you instead. This is a case of false accusation, and, unfortunately, juries have convicted plenty of people based on false testimony.

On the other hand, suppose a friend or ex-partner is mad at you and wants to seek revenge against you. Knowing that you have a fascination for guns or own a few firearms, they accuse you of illegally selling one of your firearms to someone. Such unfortunate scenarios have occurred where the people close to you use what they know about you against you.

Fortunately, skilled attorneys can prove false accusations occurred. We can protect your interests by targeting the lying witness’ motives and demonstrating the discrepancies in their story.

Other defenses can include:

  • Entrapment
  • Not a firearm (i.e., it’s an old-fashioned gun, BB gun, or pellet gun)
  • Transferred to a family member

Do I Need A Criminal Defense Lawyer?

Once police arrest you, prosecutors begin building an ironclad case to convict you. Remember that prosecutors are legal experts. As criminal defense attorneys, we also have the legal expertise needed to advocate for your interests. If you have been charged with a crime, it is in your best interest to hire a criminal defense attorney to ensure your rights and interests are represented fairly.

Why Choose My Rights Law?

Hire attorneys from a law group with a proven record for the best results. Hire California criminal defense attorneys who know what they’re doing. We at My Rights Law are those attorneys.

Case Results

A reputable law group will proudly share its case results. Our previous wins give our new clients confidence. But showcasing our winning cases isn’t only about instilling confidence. We hope to build your trust in us that we are knowledgeable professionals. We mean it when we say we’ll fight aggressively for you.

You may browse our proven case results here. As you peruse our previous results, keep in mind that each case has different goals. Whether it’s a dismissal, diversion program, probation, community service, or a not-guilty verdict, rest assured that we work diligently to get the best outcome for you.

Testimonials

Often, the best way to anticipate what experience you’ll have is to read about the experience of former clients. Here, you may hear video testimonials of previous clients who are greatly satisfied with how we’ve protected their freedom.

Locations Served

We believe in defending the freedoms of California residents no matter where they live. Therefore, we established offices in multiple locations. For a complete list of cities, office locations, and contact numbers, please visit us at our website.

Accessibility

We’re constantly thinking about our potential clients, so My Rights Law is easily accessible. Whether by phone or email, we want you to be able to reach us. For that reason, our phone service is 24/7 so that you can contact us no matter the time of day. We understand that interactions with law enforcement can occur at any time of day, so we are available to take your call at any time of day.

Call My Rights Law’s California Gun Charges Lawyers

As California’s gun laws are very strict, it is in your best interest to contact an illegal sale of firearm lawyer if you face criminal charges. If you sell firearms or transfer firearms in violation of the law, you face serious consequences. The best criminal defense attorney has both skill and experience dealing with firearms and other weapons offenses. My Rights Law can help you by fighting for your rights and defending you against accusations of violating California’s gun laws.

If police charge you with the illegal sale of a firearm or other weapons offense under California law, My Rights Law can help. We know what’s needed for the state to drop their charges or for jurors to find you not guilty. You can trust our award-winning law group with our years of experience and gun charge successful case results. We promise to defend all of our clients aggressively, diligently, and strategically. We are not intimidated by determined prosecutors nor shrink in fear when the odds don’t seem to be in our favor. Call us at (888) 702-8882 or contact us by filling out our secure web form to take advantage of your free consultation today.

Other gun charges crimes we defend include: Unlawful Transport Of A Firearm, Felon In Possession Of A Firearm

FOOTNOTES
[1] California Penal Code 26500
[2] California Penal Code 26588 PC
[3] California Penal Code 16520(d)
[4] California Penal Code 26500(b)
[5] California Penal Code 19 PC
[6] California Penal Code 17800 PC

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