With recent current events taking hold of the nation, our country has turned up the heat on those who illegally manufacture, distribute and purchase weapons. This could also be a response to the increase in firearms availability on the black market, as was discussed last week on the blog. Regardless, those who are accused of a federal gun crime or another federal weapons offense are up against a difficult challenge; one that, if lost, could result in serious long-term consequences.
Being convicted of a federal weapons crime can land a California resident in prison for years, or even decades. Defendants may also be ordered to pay a financially crushing fine. A conviction can also deal a blow to a person's reputation, and having a federal criminal record can ruin an individual's employment and educational prospects. With so much on the line, it is critical that these individuals properly prepare for their day in court and that they are able to put forth strong legal arguments to support their positions.
At our law firm, we attempt to help our clients not only better understand the law as it applies to their unique situations, but also to aid clients in assessing defense options. Then, once a defense strategy is settled upon, we work to aggressively represent our clients in plea negotiations or litigation.
Our law firm is proud of the reputation it has built defending those who have been accused of federal crimes. We strive to help our clients craft the best criminal defense available. This means knowing the law, preparing thoroughly and entering into the legal process without fear or hesitation.