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Weapons Crimes Defense

South Bay Weapons Charges | Criminal Defense In Torrance Court Since 1987

Criminal charges involving the use of weapons in the South Bay often leads to enhanced punishments and penalties. Further, possession of a weapon such as a firearm during the commission of a separate misdemeanor crime can lead to more serious felony charges like assault with a firearm or assault with a deadly weapon rather than misdemeanor assault. In addition, the presence of a firearm during the commission of serious felony such as robbery, result in charges being elevated from strong armed robbery to armed robbery. If you have been arrested for a firearm or weapons offense in Torrance, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Lomita, Lawndale, Palos Verdes, or Gardena, contact the experienced South Bay weapon charges lawyers at Takakjian & Sitkoff, LLP as soon as possible at (424) 757-0865. The potential punishment range you face is significant and a skilled criminal defense lawyer with experience defending similar cases in Torrance Court is vital toward ensuring your consequences are minimized.

Weapons Charges The Los Angeles County South Bay

It is a misdemeanor firearm crime in the South Bay to carry a concealed firearm in public without a valid concealed weapon permit. Furthermore, you can be charged with illegally carrying a concealed weapon without a license even if you were simply in your vehicle and not walking around in a public place. Weapons charges in the South Bay are typically an aggravating factor as part of a separate crime. However, it can greatly impact the range of punishments you face.  Specific weapons and firearm charges include the following violent criminal charges:

  • Brandishing a firearm
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Armed robbery
  • Illegally carrying a concealed weapon
  • Illegally carrying a loaded firearm in public
  • Grand theft of a firearm
  • Felon in possession of a firearm
  • Possession of drugs with a firearm

Punishment For Weapons Charges In Torrance Court

The range of penalties can vary between misdemeanor offenses resulting in unsupervised probation to more severe penalties such as long state prison sentences for felony weapons offenses. Your prior criminal history and circumstances surrounding your arrest could also be a factor in sentencing. Therefore, it is critical that you seek representation from a weapons defense attorney with a track record of success in negotiating lesser charges and punishments with Torrance Court prosecutors. In addition, a knowledgeable defense lawyer can identify illegal search and seizure violations committed by police to potentially suppress evidence in your case, thereby securing a complete dismissal of all weapons or firearm charges.

Takakakjian & Sitkoff, LLP  | South Bay Weapons Charge Defense Lawyers

If you have been arrested on weapons charges or illegal gun possession in the LA County South Bay, do not delay and contact criminal defense attorneys immediately. South Bay criminal attorneys, Stephen Sitkoff and Paul Takakjian combine for over 70 years of criminal trial experience in the area of weapons and firearm crimes defense.  As former LA deputy DAs in Torrance Court, Mr. Takakjian and Mr. Sitkoff maintain an esteemed reputation amongst Torrance Court judges and prosecutors as professional, tireless criminal defense advocates for their clients.  Contact us at our Torrance office today for an initial free consultation at (424) 757-0865.

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