California has strict gun laws, particularly in regard to minors. If your child has been found in possession of a gun, he or she is likely to face harsh prosecution and penalties. There may have been a valid reason for the minor to be in possession of a gun, but law enforcement may not listen or believe this reason. That is why it is crucial to consult a juvenile lawyer as soon as possible if your child is facing gun possession charges in or around Los Angeles.
At Okabe & Haushalter, our Los Angeles juvenile defense lawyers understand that a minor who has been charged with gun possession will need legal representation immediately in order to avoid maximum penalties, and in order to have a chance to have the charges dropped before the case goes to juvenile court. Juvenile cases are handled differently than adult criminal cases, and thus it is especially important to work with an attorney who is experienced in dealing with juvenile court proceedings.
A Los Angeles juvenile crimes attorney at our firm may be able to help you if your child is facing gun possession charges in Los Angeles, including such cities as Torrance, Long Beach, Santa Monica, El Segundo, Hermosa Beach, Redondo Beach, Lomita, Manhattan Beach and Palos Verdes. We offer a free consultation to discuss the particular charges and see what an attorney at our firm may be able to do to provide immediate assistance.
Sometimes, a gun possession charge may also result in implications of gang involvement, drug sale, theft and other crimes. In these cases, a minor is likely to face felony charges, which may mean incarceration, probation and other serious penalties. Additionally, certain offenses may qualify as a “strike” on a minor’s record, meaning that he/she will face enhanced penalties for any future offenses, even those committed when an adult.
Waste no time in consulting a Los Angeles juvenile defense lawyer if your child is facing gun possession charges. At our firm, we will sit with you and determine what we can do to help. We will be honest in our evaluation of your child’s gun charges and will do our best to provide you with superior legal counsel at every step of your child’s case. Contact our firm today!