Fighting Firearms Charges in Southern California
California’s gun laws are some of the most restrictive and complex in the United States. They can involve harsh penalties for what may seem like even the simplest of matters regarding purchase and ownership. If you are facing allegations relating to firearms, it is imperative that you consult a knowledgeable criminal defense attorney before moving forward with your case. Riverside gun crimes attorney Chuck Gorian is a recognized authority in Riverside County and the surrounding regions for firearms and weapons-related offenses in California.
Gorian is one of only a few attorneys in California that truly understands the highly complex nature of such weapons, their firing mechanisms, their engineering, and their capabilities as the above relate to California law.
Chuck Gorian has even shared his knowledge of firearms as they pertain to the law by provided training to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in relation to the enforcement of these laws.
Restrictions on Use and Ownership
While many people can legally own or possess guns in California, various restrictions do apply. However, many people are prohibited from possessing a gun in California. These include felons, persons addicted to narcotics, persons with two or more convictions under PC 417, persons convicted of certain misdemeanors, persons suffering from mental illness, and people under the age of 18. (People under the age of 21 may not purchase a gun).
California also has numerous laws involving the use of a firearm, including brandishing a weapon, inflicting bodily injury while brandishing a weapon, California’s “drive-by” shooting law, assault with a firearm, shooting at an inhabited or occupied dwelling, vehicle, or aircraft, and the malicious discharge of a laser at an occupied aircraft, among others.
Riverside Gun Crimes Attorney H. Charles Gorian regularly advocates for his clients on charges involving:
- Assault with a deadly weapon
- Brandishing a firearm
- Concealed carry weapons
- Federal firearms violations
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Penalty for possession of assault weapons
- Penalty for possession by a minor
- Penalty for possession of an unregistered gun
- Unlawful discharge of a weapon
- Unlawful sale of firearms
- Unlicensed firearms
If you have been charged with firearm offenses, do not hesitate to call, email, or fill out our online form and speak to The Law Office of H. Charles Gorian about your case today. We can help you understand the nature of the charges and develop an effective strategy to help protect your 2nd amendment rights. Call (951) 395-0511