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Gun Charges in the Bay Area

California has one of the most restrictive gun control and weapon laws in the nation. While it is legal for certain individuals to carry specific firearms, there are numerous restrictions. Assault-style weapons and high-capacity magazine firearms are prohibited, and an individual must undergo strict background checks when applying for a license.

Weapons charges in California include:

  • Possession of an unregistered assault weapon
  • Self-defense use of a firearm
  • Firearm use in a restricted area (school, airport, etc.)
  • Possession of grenade and grenade launchers
  • False statements made to purchase firearm
  • Possession of prohibited weapons (switchblade knives, brass knuckles, etc.)
  • Possession of a firearm without a permit
  • Felon with a firearm

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Who Is Prohibited from Possessing a Firearm in CA?

In California, individuals that are prohibited from possessing legal firearms include:

  • Convicted felons
  • Individuals with certain misdemeanors
  • Subjects of restraining orders
  • Individuals who are deemed mentally incompetent by a court

Prohibited Weapons in California

According to California Penal Code 16590, there are various weapons that are generally prohibited in California that include but are not limited to:

  • Air gauge knives
  • Ballistic knives
  • Belt buckle knives
  • Cane guns
  • Cane swords
  • Concealed daggers
  • Any firearm that is not immediately recognizable as a firearm
  • Large-capacity magazines
  • Lipstick case knives
  • Metal knuckles
  • A multiburst trigger activator
  • A nunchaku
  • A shobi-zue
  • Short-barreled rifles or short-barreled shotguns
  • A shuriken
  • Wallet guns
  • Writing pen knife
  • Zip guns

How the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves Can Help

Former Prosecutor on Your Side

If you are being charged with a crime involving guns, firearms, or another type of weapon, our Oakland criminal defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Torres & Caraves can help you better understand your rights and a likely outcome of your charges.

We have more than 20 years of combined experience and have an in-depth understanding of gun laws and how to effectively resolve your charges. Our team includes a former prosecutor with an insider's understanding of the criminal court system and how they handle such cases.

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Law enforcement in Oakland, San Francisco, Richmond, and surrounding Bay Area cities are extremely harsh on gun charges in an effort to combat gun violence.

Whether you've been accused of committing a crime with a weapon, unlawful possession of a firearm, or another weapon-related offense, tell us more about what happened. Our criminal defense lawyers can review the details of your case and explain how we can help you fight your charges.

Want to learn more about your options? Schedule your free initial consultation with a Bay Area weapons charge lawyer by contacting us at (510) 953-5551.

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