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Since 2010, Jorge Guerrero has worked alongside many experienced criminal defense attorneys on countless cases in Los Angeles. Mr. Guerrero is empathetic, insightful, and great at making clients feel at easy during times of difficulty and uncertainty.
Denise is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice with an emphasis in Pre-Law and Political Science. Holding future aspirations of attending UCLA School of Law, she has studied criminal procedure and is deeply passionate about protecting people’s court room rights.
Seppi Esfandi is not your average Criminal Defense Attorney, but an ‘Expert’ in Criminal Law. This means that he has been recognized by the State Bar of California, other attorneys, and judges as being of the highest knowledge in Criminal Defense. In order to become an ‘Expert’, Esfandi passed a written examination in Criminal Law, demonstrated a high-level of experience, and fulfilled strenuous educational requirements. Less than 2% of Los Angeles attorneys are Specialists in Criminal Law.
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Unless you are prohibited by law from owning a gun, you may possess a firearm or ammunition (except armor piercing ammo) in the State of California. You may also legally keep a gun within your house or a place of business that you own. You may legally carry the gun from place to place in a locked container. Now let’s look at the California laws regarding guns, and circumstances that make guns illegal to own, possess, carry or use:
As a general rule, under no circumstance can a convicted felon (under any jurisdiction) possess a firearm. At the same time, the prosecution must prove that the felon knowingly had possession of the firearm in question, if they are charged with possession of a firearm.
If the courts deem a person as a drug addict at the time he or she owned/purchased/received/possessed a firearm, they can be charged. However, the ‘people’ must prove that a person is an addict in order to make the conviction. The court determines if a person is addicted to the use of a narcotic drug if they are:
Brandishing a weapon can be either a felony or a misdemeanor, or what is known as a “wobbler”. In either case, 2 convictions of this crime will result in losing your right to bear arms.
A conviction in ANY ONE of approximately 40 misdemeanor charges will result in a minimum 10 year firearm ban. This is another instance where misdemeanors can result in a person losing their right to bear arms.
Simply put, if the judge says you cannot own or possess a firearm for any reason, then you have to abide by their ruling.
Federal law (18 U.S.C. § 922[g][1-9]) prohibits certain individuals from possessing firearms, ammunition, or explosives. The penalty for violating this law is ten years imprisonment and/or a $250,000 fine. Specifically, 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1-9) prohibits the following from possessing, shipping/transporting, or receiving any firearm or ammunition:
Below are a few examples of what might determine a person to be “mentally ill“:
Essentially very straightforward. You must be 18 years old or older to possess or carry a gun in California.
California gun laws allow most adults in the state to buy a firearm without a license. However, in order to purchase a handgun, you must possess a valid handgun safety certificate.
There are also laws regarding how to carry a firearm, even when you are allowed to carry one.
If you have the legal right possess a gun, there are several ways to exercise your Second Amendment right to bear arms.
Only specific people are allowed to carry a concealed firearm in the State of California.
In California, firearm permits are authorized under Penal Code 26150 and 26155 PC, permits to carry a concealed firearm.14 These licenses entitle you to carry a “pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon your person”. The permits are issued by your local sheriff or chief of police department. They require a showing that:
If you receive a permit to carry a concealed firearm, you may legally carry a loaded, concealed gun. However, you must comply with the terms and conditions outlined in your permit.
The basic rule here is very simple when transporting guns from one place to the next, as in from your home to a business. The firearm must be unloaded and kept in the trunk or in a locked container. The locked container must NOT be a compartment in the passenger area of the car such as a glove-box. Ammunition may be next to the gun, but not in it.
Dealers may not sell any new handgun unless it is listed in the state Department of Justice roster of handguns certified for sale.
The buyer of a firearm must fill out an application to purchase a particular gun. The firearms dealer electronically submits the application to the California Department of Justice (DOJ), which performs a background check on the buyer. The approved application is valid for 30 days. There is a 10-day waiting period for the delivery of any firearm. The buyer must pick up the firearm within 30 days of the original submission of paperwork (if approved), or he or she will have to have a dealer resubmit the paperwork and another 10-day waiting period starts.
Sales of firearms from one person to another (private party transfers) must be through a licensed firearms dealer using a Private Party Transfer form.
If you are accused of using a firearm during a crime, such as burglary, robbery or assault, 10-20-LIFE GUN LAWS will apply. Simply put, CA Penal Code 12022.53 is used to enhance state prison sentences when using a gun while committing a serious felony. A very simple rule of thumb goes as follows:
The serious felonies that CA Penal Code 12022.53 pertains to are:
Furthermore, if convicted of CA Penal Code 12022.53 you will go prison. A conviction of this penal code does not offer probation.
A 10-year enhancement for using a firearm is basically the same crime as Brandishing a Weapon, CA Penal Code 417 – for a full understanding of the what using a weapon entails read the Prosecuting CA Penal Code 417.
A 20-year enhancement requires that you fired, or discharged, the gun. Simply put, if during the execution of a serious felony you fired a gun you will receive 20-years in a state prison.
A 25-years-to-life sentence enhancement requires that you discharge the gun and cause the victim great bodily injury or death. What’s interesting is that the serious bodily injury or death does not need to be caused by the bullet itself, only that the gunshot caused the injury.
In addition, the prosecution must prove that you can be categorized into at least one of the following:
It is important to note that the law does not require you to be ‘holding the firearm’ to be convicted. It requires that you have access to a firearm or that you have the right to control it.
This website is specific to general guidelines pertaining to criminal justice, criminal defense, gun crimes, California firearm laws, violent crimes, white collar crimes, or other legal criminal defense. Any information set forth in this site should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Any results portrayed here were dependent on the facts of that case and the results will differ from case to case. Please contact a Criminal Justice Lawyer, Criminal Defense Attorney, Gun Law Attorney, Sex Crime Attorney, Domestic Dispute Lawyer, Violent Crime Attorney, or White Collar Attorney. Nothing herein is intended to nor constitutes a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter. Every case is different and outcomes will vary depending on the unique facts and legal issues of your case.
Seppi is amazing! He got my case dismissed in one week! He and his office always communicated with me and took the time to talk with me about the process. I will always recommend Seppi! He answered his phone on the first call and my prayers!Michael M.
I was wrongfully accused of a crime, and Seppi came to my aid immediately after I called him. He was able to clear me of any wrongdoing and the charges were dropped. I’ll never look for another criminal defense attorney.Mark Levin
Immaculate would best describe Mr Esfandi’s performance in the court room. From his posture, to the tone of his voice, to his expertise cross examination, Mr Esfandi took control of the courtroom from the beginning to the end with his knowledge of the law. I was facing 2 felony counts which included 2 strikes on my record. Each count was a sentence of 2-4 years in state prison. MY CASE WAS DISMISSED! Thank you Seppi for doing an outstanding job. You saved my life.Anthony N.
Seppi was amazing, one of the nicest persons I’ve met. He was very professional and handled my case like so. He assured me from the beginning what he was going to be able to do for me and always was truthful. He always answered my phone calls and when he didn’t he would respond to my voicemails promptly as well communicate via text. I never had to go to court and he fixed everything for me.Gerardo Chavez