Oakland Gun Violence Restraining Orders Lawyer
Experienced Defense Lawyer for Restraining Order Violations
The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed is a trusted criminal defense firm that serves Oakland and the East Bay Area. We strive to preserve your rights and your freedom by staying up to date with new laws and regulations that may impact restraining orders in California, including gun violence ones.
When a court issues a gun violence restraining order, they prohibit an individual from having or purchasing a gun, ammunition, or magazines. They may require this person to turn in any in their possession to the police or sell them to a licensed gun dealer. The restraining order can also forbid the individual from contacting or going near someone specific.
If you are accused of violating your gun violence court order, this can lead to a broad range of penalties if convicted. As soon as you face charges, you should reach out to us, so we can start building your defense. A Bay Area native and a highly skilled negotiator, Mr. Ahmed can work with law enforcement, judges, and district attorneys to get the charges dismissed.
If you need a dedicated defense lawyer in Oakland and the East Bay Area, contact the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed today at (510) 907-6600 to schedule your consultation!
What Do I Risk for Violating a Gun Violence Restraining Order in the East Bay Area?
The court may keep you in jail until your hearing date if you are arrested for violating a gun violence restraining order. This type of violation is a crime under California law and depending on your situation, you may also face separate charges such as domestic violence.
We can work with you in person or via email, phone, or video conference. What matters is that you get the legal representation you deserve against these allegations.
Violating a restraining order can result in misdemeanor or felony charges, depending on whether this is your first offense and other factors.
If convicted of a misdemeanor, you can face:
- Up to one year of incarceration in county jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
If found guilty of a felony, the penalties can include:
- 16 to 36 months in state prison
- Up to $10,000 in fines
A court may also mandate counseling for either of these convictions.
Why Choose Us to Defend You Against Alleged Restraining Order Violations
When facing an accusation of violating a restraining order, our team has different options to build your defense case. We always begin with a careful review of your situation before discussing what legal options you have.
To challenge charges of violating a gun violence restraining order, we can establish that:
- The violation was accidental
- The restraining order was not valid
- You could not understand the provisions in the restraining order
- The individual accusing you of violating the restraining order is lying
Mr. Ahmed has dedicated his whole career to advocating for defendants’ rights and helping dismiss charges against them. Our extensive track record of successful criminal defense speaks for itself, and we are here to help you contest any alleged violation of a gun violence restraining order, even if you face additional charges.
What to Know About the “Red Flag” Laws and Gun Restraining Orders in California
In addition to the state’s strict gun laws, California has a red flag law that allows employers, families, educators, and law enforcement to file for a restraining order with the purpose of temporarily confiscating someone’s weapons if they believe the individual presents a threat to themselves or the community.
In 2022, Governor Newsom launched additional initiatives with a $11 million budget to increase education and outreach regarding the red flag laws.
The goals of those new programs and funding include:
- Multilingual outreach, especially for at-risk communities
- Supporting local domestic violence groups
- Education and training for district attorneys and law enforcement
Although gun laws can make a positive difference in reducing violence, you may wrongfully become subject to a restraining order petition. If you face a restraining order due to the red flag laws and initiatives, you should hire a criminal defense attorney who specializes in gun violence. At the Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed, we can help establish that you do not present a risk to yourself or others and should preserve your right to bear a firearm.
The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed can defend you against accusations of violating a gun violence restraining order in Oakland. Contact us today at (510) 907-6600 for a consultation!
"Understands and Has Great Communication"He worked hard and diligently while going the extra mile. He was patient and caring during my ordeal and even followed up and checked on me afterwards.- Adarice
"Huge Help to Me and My Family"Nabiel was able to negotiate a great plea and avoid serious charges. This was especially important since we were looking at significant charges despite this being a first offense.- Alex G.
"Better Than Expected Result"Mr. Ahmed did his thing to make sure I did not spend one day in jail! His ability to explain everything along the way really helped through this stressful episode.- Francisco C.
"I recommend Nabiel over the rest!"Mr Ahmed is a very knowledgeable attorney. He went above and beyond to help me with my case. He also gave me sound advice and went over my options.- Marshall