Ventura County Firearms Charges Lawyer

Ridley Defense Represents Individuals Facing Weapons Charges in Southern California

California gun laws and regulations are some of the strictest in the nation. A firearms conviction can result in serious jail time. Attorney Doug Ridley will always fight hard to protect your rights, your freedom, and your reputation. His team of experienced criminal defense attorneys can help you stay out of jail, protect your professional license, and put your family back together after an arrest. We understand that after an arrest for a firearms violation, you may have an endless number of questions. Our knowledgeable defense team has the answers you need.

At Ridley Defense, we are doing things differently. Southern Criminal Defense Lawyer Doug Ridley is a former prosecutor who spent years learning the “other side.” He is now a respected defense attorney sought after to help implement new court programs, including in the area of probation and mental health diversion. Throughout Ventura, Santa Barbara, & Van Nuys, Mr. Ridley and his team are valued for their ethical representation of clients in and out of the courtroom. Find out how we can help.

Contact Ridley Defense today at (805) 600-3407 for a complimentary consultation and to get your case started.

Unlawful Possession of a Gun in California

While you are able to carry a firearm in California, it may be prohibited under certain circumstances. If you are arrested for the unlawful possession of a gun in California, you need to speak with an attorney. Your rights and your freedom could be taken away from you. 

You may be prohibited from carrying a firearm if you were convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors. Failure to follow all gun requirements in the state can lead to serious consequences.

Carrying a Concealed Weapon

One of the most common firearm offenses is carrying a concealed weapon. It is unlawful to carry a concealed weapon in California without a license. Pursuant to California Penal Code Section 25400, if you are charged with carrying a concealed weapon, you could face misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the circumstances of the case. 

A weapon may be considered concealed if it is within a vehicle or on your person. A firearms attorney can help you understand your rights when it comes to carrying concealed weapon charges.  

Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon

Under Penal Code Section 245 (a) (2, if you are charged with an assault with a firearm, you may be punished by state imprisonment for two, three, or four years. In some cases, however, you may only receive six months to one year in county jail. You may also be subject to a fine not to exceed $10,000 as well as imprisonment. 

There are a number of defenses that may arise in your aggravated assault with a deadly weapon charge. It is essential to discuss your case with an assault attorney who can help determine the best course of legal action after your arrest. 

Restoring Gun Rights

If you were convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, you may lose your right to own or possess a firearm. Restoring those gun rights can be challenging without the help of a criminal defense attorney. It is important to know that even if your California gun rights are restored, your federal gun rights may not be. 

Restoring your California gun rights generally involves seeking relief, such as a reduction of your felony to a misdemeanor and an expungement under California Penal Code 1203.4. Or you may need to obtain a pardon from the Governor. Restoring your gun rights can be complicated and should always be handled by an experienced attorney. 

Arrested on Gun Charges? Contact Our Office.

Were you arrested on gun charges in Southern California? Our experienced lawyers may be able to help you fight the charges. Our legal team is here to work with you on every aspect of your case. We know the law and will not give up until justice is served. 

If you were for the unlawful possession of a firearm, on concealed weapons charges, or for another firearm offense, we might be able to help. Contact our office today at (805) 208-1866 to schedule a free, confidential consultation. 

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