Gun ownership is a part of American life. However, with recent crackdowns on weapons crimes, many Californians may find themselves suddenly facing federal gun charges and the potential for serious, long-lasting penalties. Therefore, it is important for you to keep abreast of the law, and when you need legal help, ask for it.
When Californians hear about major drug busts, they may think of hard drugs like cocaine or heroin. While there are still plenty of arrests involving these drugs, law enforcement has expanded its focus to include lesser drugs, such as synthetic marijuana. Yet, the potential for penalties and long-term consequences are just as real. Therefore, those accused of criminal wrongdoing involving synthetic drugs may want to consider putting forth the best criminal defense they can.
Our last blog post discussed California money laundering, including what it is and how those convicted of such a crime can be punished. Criminal offense like these, meaning those that involve some sort of illegal financial transaction or fraud related to a financial transaction, are often referred to as white collar crimes. These offenses, though perhaps, not as attention-grabbing as violent crimes, can still cause a lot of commotion and bring aggressive prosecutors into the fray.
Crime can, and has, pervaded every aspect of California society. Though, this means an individual could have his or her identity stolen, house broken into or physical well-being threatened, it also means that innocent individuals can find themselves facing criminal charges. Likewise, those individuals who were only minimally involved in a criminal offense may wind up facing excessively severe consequences. This is why it is important to be knowledgeable about the law and how it can pertain to an individual's specific set of circumstances.
Federal laws are oftentimes excessively complicated. This means that Californians could be committing a crime without even knowing it. Yet, ignorance is no defense. It is critical that you understand the laws as best as you can and seek help when needed. This might be especially true if you suddenly find yourself facing a weapons offense allegation.