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Santa Cruz Firearm Defense Lawyer

Charged with Illegal Possession of a Firearm?

Santa Cruz Firearm Defense Lawyer

If you need a firearm possession defense attorney in Santa Cruz, call an attorney with more than 25 years of experience in Santa Cruz criminal defense. For a free consultation with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney, call the law offices of John W. Thornton at 831-426-5800 or call Mr. Thornton's cell phone directly at 831-566-4357. You deserve the rigorous defense that an experienced attorney can provide.

California firearm laws are complex and difficult for many people to understand. However, attorney John W. Thornton has spent decades helping people faced with gun charges. He understands the law, he knows the criminal justice system and can use this knowledge to your advantage.

It is easy to be a responsible gun owner and still run afoul of California law. Even if you have no intention of unlawful use and are simply going to the shooting range, you can be charged with possession of a gun in public, on your person, or in your vehicle if you simply transport the firearm in an incorrect manner. You can:

  • Lose your right to possess a firearm
  • Face a large fine
  • Face time in jail or prison

Many people are prohibited from possession because of a previous felony conviction; sometime even misdemeanors result in losing your rights to possess firearms. These factors affect how you will be treated if you are convicted of the unlawful possession of a firearm. Rather than trying to figure out your legal standing on your own, it is best to explain your situation to an experienced firearm possession attorney in Santa Cruz as soon as possible.

Concealed Firearms Are Frequently Problematic

As in every other aspect of California firearm law, the rules depend on many personal factors. In a free and candid consultation with a firearm possession criminal defense attorney in Santa Cruz, you can explain your situation and see the many possibilities for your defense. An experienced and knowledgeable criminal defense attorney can provide hope in even the most challenging legal situations.

No attorney can promise that they will always get their clients' charges dropped every time. But in a large percentage of cases, an attorney can identify holes in the prosecution's case or find flaws in the law enforcement's handling of the case. These are often reason enough to have illegal firearm possession cases dismissed. In other cases, getting a case dismissed may be impossible but charges can still be reduced. Having charges reduced, especially for someone with prior convictions, can be the difference between paying a fine and doing community service and going to prison.

Contact Illegal Firearm Possession Attorney in Santa Cruz John W. Thornton now for a free consultation about your gun possession arrest or any other criminal defense challenge you are facing. There is no substitute for experience.

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