WEAPON OFFENSES

California Penal Code 29800 PC prohibits convicted felons, anyone convicted of specific misdemeanors, and narcotic drug addicts from owning or acquiring guns.  There are serious penalties for violating this law.  Even bb guns may be considered firearms under certain circumstances if the projectile is large enough.

We can help with all kinds of weapon, gun and firearm offenses.  

Weapon Offenses can incur serious penalties

The standard term punishment for a first time offender includes 3 to 5 years out of court probation, 2-10 days of jail time that can be served through a work program and 3 to 9 months of DUI classes and up to 2,000 fines and fees. If your BAC is above a .15%, the prosecutor will ask for a sentence that is harsher. A negotiated settlement can often result in only one day jail time or work program and community service rather than fines and fees. Also, you can hire our firm to expunge your case after you have finished your probation for an additional fee. ​

Like any crime, the State must show every element of the crime BEYOND A REASONABLE DOUBT; and like most crimes a DUI is in fact defendable. Common DUI defenses include a bad stop, resulting in all other evidence being suppressed, rising blood alcohol level (showing that at the time of driving the BAC was within the legal limit), non-driving defense, drinking after driving defense or attacking the science of the blood draw or the breath test. When defending a DUI I work closely with an expert forensic toxicologist to ensure that if there is an issue with the science, we will find it and present it, to ensure the best outcome for the client.

Even if you believe that the State has a sure bet case against you for your DUI, we can still present the "human side" of your story to ensure a compassionate negotiated sentence. 


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1. WHERE CAN I FIND A FIRST OFFENDER PROGRAM?

Here is a list:   Adobe Acrobat Logo   DUI programs bay area


2. DO IS NEED SPECIAL INSURANCE IF I GET A DUI? 

Yes.  Get: SR-22 Insurance


3. WHAT ARE THE IMMIGRATION CONSEQUENCES? 

Here is the list: Adobe Acrobat Logo immigration consequences of a DUI. 
(Please contact your immigration attorney for advice! I am not an immigration attorney).


4. HOW DO I GET MY DRIVER'S LICENSE BACK?

DMV Information. 

 

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