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In the United States of America, we have a particular legal system that allows us to remain innocent until proven guilty. It is so important to remember because often when we are accused, we start to feel guilty when we did nothing wrong. Think about it. Think about the last time you were wrongly accused. At first, you begin to deny which in turn makes you look guilty vehemently. It’s almost like a catch 22. Now, imagine sitting in a courtroom and being convicted. The guilty accusations are palpable, especially when you are accused of weapons charges.
Our Los Angeles Weapons Charge Defense Attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter know the severity of this kind of charge. When you are arrested, the district attorney will try to throw as many charges at you as possible in hopes that one or all stick. We know the song and dance because we have worked with hundreds of clients who were or are currently threatened with a weapons charge. Weapons charges range in severity from possession of a firearm to an assault with a deadly weapon. Wherever you fall in that range of charges, it is imperative that you seek our legal counsel. We know the system. We know how it works. We have seen good people accused of bogus charges, and we are here to call out the system and say “not today.”
Weapons charges can happen to anyone. Most people think about thugs on the street or gang members. But weapons charges can be used against any race or socioeconomic status. For example, in Los Angeles, a man who was arrested after a search warrant gave the authorities an invitation to search the home for guns. The authorities found over 1,000 guns ranging from pistols to rifles. The man was under suspicion for giving, lending, or selling assault weapons.
The man lives in one of the most prestigious parts of Los Angeles between Beverly and Sunset Blvd. Just because the man has money does not mean that he is above the law. The average home in the area is worth $17 million. This is the first time authorities have had to raid a home for guns in that area. However, just because there were so many guns found does not mean that they were illegally obtained or sold. Just because the man was arrested does not mean that he was guilty. Instead, they have suspicion and likelihood—but not guilt.
Our Los Angeles Weapons Charge Defense Attorneys at Okabe & Haushalter are here to help you feel protected and to ensure that you are getting a fair investigation. Sometimes people’s homes get searched for reasons completely unfounded. Sometimes the authorities have a bogus warrant. Whatever mishaps lead the authorities to your place, we will make sure that the investigation is completely legitimate. The courts respect our practice because we keep authorities on their toes.