San Ramon Weapons Charges Attorney
Helping Those in San Ramon, Dublin, Martinez, & Surrounding Areas
When a person receives a weapons charge, they are facing a serious accusation. If convicted, these charges typically carry prison sentences, large fines, or both. Since weapons charges can significantly change lives, defendants should hire an experienced San Ramon weapons charges attorney.
The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed has been helping those accused of serious crimes for over ten years. After handling thousands of cases and dozens of jury trials, we're one of the leading defense firms serving the East Bay and Northern California. Attorney Ahmed had been included on the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, maintains a perfect 10.0 Avvo score, and has the respect of both prosecutors and judges throughout the region. We aggressively protect the rights of clients and fight the tactics of overzealous prosecutors.
Call our San Ramon weapons charges lawyer today at (510) 907-6600. A member of our team is ready to provide a thorough consultation. We help people facing criminal charges in San Ramon, Martinez, Dublin, and surrounding areas.
Types of Weapons Charges in San Ramon
In California, most people have the right to possess a gun. However, there are limits to when a person can carry their gun and how they should carry it. California has some of the most comprehensive gun laws in the nation, so a person might find themselves in violation of one even when they do not realize they are breaking the law. In most instances, weapons charges are felonies in California.
Common California weapons charges include the following:
- Assault with a firearm
- Felon in possession of a firearm
- Manufacture, sale or possession of a legal weapon or large-capacity magazine
- Carrying a loaded firearm with intent to commit a felony
- Committing battery causing bodily injury
- Carrying a loaded firearm on person or in a vehicle while committing a narcotics offense
- Negligent discharge of a firearm
- Criminal storage of firearms in the first degree
- Illegal possession of a firearm
- Possession of assault weapon
- Carrying a concealed firearm
- Discharging firearm from motor vehicle
Because many of these crimes are felonies, they have the potential to change the rest of a person’s life upon conviction. In addition to prison time and heavy fines, a felony stays on a person’s record for the rest of their life. This could create difficulty finding a job, obtaining a place to live, or accessing other vital opportunities.
Fighting Evidence of Weapons Violations
Search and seizure is highly regulated; in other words, there are few specific circumstances wherein law enforcement may search and seize your property. In many instances, law enforcement fails to collect evidence in a way which respects search and seizure laws. Attorney Ahmed is ready to file a motion to suppress any evidence which violates the rights of his clients, weakening the prosecutor's case.
Attorney Ahmed has spent his entire career in the East Bay, San Ramon, Dublin, and Martinez. He's highly familiar with the procedures of the courts and practices of local law enforcement, allowing him to quickly identify when a mistake or violation of your rights has taken place. His experience is often the difference-maker between success and failure for our clients.
When Do Penalties for Weapons Charges Increase?
In some instances, weapons charges are enhanced if a person is accused of multiple offenses or receive them in tandem with other charges. For example, if a person is a repeat offender or is accused of a felony while in possession of a firearm, they will have likely face enhanced penalties.
In some instances, these increased penalties could be an additional 10 to 20 years in prison. Increased weapons charges can land a person in prison for the rest of their life, so these individuals need the help of an experienced San Ramon weapons charges attorney.
Call Today to Start Building Your Defense at (925) 302-2833
The Law Office of Nabiel C. Ahmed has one goal in mind: protect the rights of the accused. Every person accused of weapons violations has rights, and they deserve to have their side of the story presented in court. Attorney Ahmed will investigate your charges, how law enforcement gathered evidence, and any other details about your case. Importantly, our firm will fight for you through every step of the process. We’ll never back down from an aggressive prosecutor, and will meet their tactics with the innovative, proven defense strategy needed to get the best outcome for you.
Found out how we’ll fight for your freedom by calling us today at (510) 907-6600. Or, fill out our simple online form.
"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.
"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
"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
"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.