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Ask a Santa Ana Firearm Attorney: What Are the Defense Options for a Weapons Charge?

November 21, 2019

Ask a Santa Ana Firearm Attorney: What Are the Defense Options for a Weapons Charge?

If you are convicted of a weapons charge, then you should contact an experienced Santa Ana firearm attorney. One of the first things you will likely want to know is what defense options you have. Keep reading to learn about a few options. If you are ready for a free legal consultation we recommend contacting Chambers Law Firm at 855-397-0210.

You Acted in Self-Defense

If you believed you were in imminent danger of suffering great bodily injury or death, or that another person was in this type of danger, and you took action to defend yourself or others then you did not commit a crime. This is called Standing Your Ground, which means that you are not obligated to retreat – you can protect yourself with any means necessary, including deadly force.

You Accidentally Fired the Weapon

If you did not have criminal intent, were not acting negligently, and otherwise had the legal right to have a weapon, if you fired it accidentally, that could be a valid legal defense. Note that the prosecution is going to work hard to show that you were acting recklessly but it may be difficult for them to find evidence of this.

You Did Not Own the Weapon in Question

If a gun was found in your vehicle or home but that gun was not yours and you had no knowledge of its presence, then you did not legally have possession of the gun and should not be held accountable for anything that was done with it.

The Police Illegally Searched Your Home

The police must follow the laws and rights set out in the constitution. If they do not do so, then any evidence they recover cannot be legally used. If your home, persona, vehicle, or other property was searched without a proper search warrant then your Santa Ana firearm attorney will work to have that evidence suppressed and ineligible in court.

Other Issues with Evidence

There are other issues that can come up with evidence against you. For example, if your Santa Ana firearm attorney discovers that the chain of custody was not followed with the evidence against you, it could be suppressed. If it was a key piece of evidence, such as the alleged firearm, the charges against you could be dropped or significantly reduced.

Call Now to Talk to a Santa Ana Firearm Attorney

Now is the right time to talk to a Santa Ana firearm attorney. At Chambers Law Firm, we are here to provide a free legal consultation during which we can learn the basics of your case and work to answer any questions you have. Call now at 855-397-0210 if you are ready to get started.

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