Orange County Weapon Crime Lawyer
Weapon crimes, like
gun crimes, in California can be punished very seriously. There are strict laws in
place that limit the use and possession of certain types of weapon and
firearms in the state. If you are charged and convicted of a weapon offense,
you could face extensive jail time, fines, probation, community service
and other harsh penalties. If you have been charged with a weapon crime
in Orange County, you need to take the necessary steps to protect yourself
and defend your rights. With the help of an experienced Orange County
criminal defense attorney at The Law Office of Bruce C. Bridgman, you can build a solid
defense that is targeted at getting you the outcome that you desire.
What is a deadly weapon?
Some people make the mistake of believing that weapon charges are only
related to firearms. While it is true that gun charges are often very
serious and do represent a large percentage of such charges, you must
remember that there are many different items that can qualify as a "deadly
weapon" if used in a particular manner. For example, the following
objects can be categorized as weapon if used in a threatening or physically
- Knives, including kitchen knives;
- Body parts, including feet, fists, elbows, head, etc.;
- Crowbars and other metal objects;
- Frying pans and other kitchen objects; and
- Rocks and other heavy objects
Assault with a Deadly Weapon
According to the California Penal Code § 245(a)(1), assault with a
deadly weapon is a felony offense. This is considered an aggravated form
of assault that can be committed with any type of deadly weapon, but most
commonly a firearm whether it is loaded or unloaded. A person can be charged
in this way if they injured someone or even if it was determined that
injury was likely, although it was only threatened.
This is an aggravated form of
robbery that involves the use of a deadly weapon. By its very nature, robbery
is different from simple theft in that threatening is the means used to
accomplish the theft. In many cases, the use of a deadly weapon is used
to threaten. Just like assault with a deadly weapon, this crime can be
carried out regardless of whether or not the gun was loaded.
Call Criminal Lawyer Bruce C. Bridgman!
If you have been charged with any type of weapon crime in California, you
can receive the help you need from an attorney at their firm as soon as
possible. Mr. Bridgman and his team are fully dedicated to offering you
the best possible defense and service. Your defense will be uniquely tailor-made
to your circumstances. Every situation is different and should be treated
as such. Your attorney will be able to fully investigate every aspect
leading up to your criminal charges in order to prepare an excellent defense
on your behalf.