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According to a report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman, a Sheriff’s Deputy shot a man who had been acting suspiciously in the El Monte area in the evening of Tuesday, May 8. Around 11.30pm, the police officers, who had been driving in the region of Seaman Avenue and Giovane Street, noticed the man acting in an unexpected manner, and stopped the car to investigate further. When the two deputies shone their flashlights at the male and asked him to raise his hands, they spotted what appeared to be a firearm in his waistband. When the man drew the weapon, one of the deputies opened fire, shooting him once in the upper body.
After the incident, it was found that the man had been carrying a realistic pellet gun pistol, rather than an authentic firearm.
Carrying a weapon of any kind is no laughing matter, and can easily get you into some serious situations, as illustrated by the story above. If you are arrested and facing any kind of weapons charges, you are strongly advised to seek legal representation from a Los Angeles criminal defense attorney immediately. With years of experience successfully handling cases like yours, our lawyers can offer honest advice and guidance, while providing aggressive representation in an effort to reduce your sentencing.
The sentence you are likely to receive will depend on the details of your offense, which may range from carrying a weapon, to selling weapons, or illegally discharging a firearm. Using a weapon in the course of committing a crime is a particularly serious offense, which could potentially add 20 years to the sentence you receive for the underlying weapons charges.
The types of weapon charges successfully handled by Okabe & Haushalter Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys include:
The weapons referred to in these charges may include, amongst others, the likes of sawed off shotguns, handguns, rifles, machine guns, semiautomatic assault weapons, AK47s, nunchucks, knives, and swords.
Even when you do not actually use a weapon, you could face felony charges for simply possessing one of the weapons listed above, or another potentially deadly weapon. As felony charges can mean a state prison sentence, plus a conviction on your criminal record, you are sure to appreciate the importance of instructing an experienced, dedicated Los Angeles criminal defense attorney to represent you.
To discuss the specifics of your weapons charges, and learn more about how our Los Angeles criminal defense attorneys can help in your individual case, schedule a case review by calling Okabe & Haushalter today on 310-430-7799.