Law Office of Michael L. Fell
900 Roosevelt Irvine, CA 92620
(949) 585-9055

Learn How a Criminal Defense Attorney Can Help You if You Are Charged with a Firearms Offense

People feel more at ease carrying a gun than not for a variety of reasons. Someone may occasionally submit a proper application for a concealed weapon permit but still be denied for no apparent reason. In other situations, a person might have been sentenced to a lifetime without access to firearms after being found guilty of a domestic violence offense twenty years ago.

At Law Office of Michael L. Fell, we would never advocate for anyone to carry a gun without a permit, but we can appreciate why some people choose to do so. Working with an attorney as soon as possible is essential if you've been charged with or arrested for a firearms violation. To get started, call us at (949) 585-9055 for a free case examination.

You Are Not Subject to Arbitrary Search or Seizure

If you are accused of using a firearm, one of the first things we'll consider is how the police obtained their evidence. They must have a good basis for frisking you in the first place if they believe they found the firearm as a result of the frisking. In the state of California, it is illegal for police to randomly frisk a citizen. Either a warrant or a solid suspicion that you are carrying a weapon are required.

If they have neither, we will present this evidence to the judge. Normally, we'll submit a motion to exclude information collected by an unlawful frisk. This is frequently the sole piece of evidence the prosecution has and can result in the entire case being dropped.

An Instance of a Case Being Dismissed for Evidence Suppression

Here is an illustration of a case that was thrown out due to withheld evidence. Think about the scenario where someone is stopped for speeding or running a red light. It is not a legal search if the police officer pats the speeder down. A police officer cannot frisk you without a warrant or reasonable suspicion, even if you have broken a traffic law.

Unfortunately, a lot of individuals are unaware of this and merely accept what the police officer says. Working with an attorney is essential for a variety of reasons, one of which is this. Every piece of evidence will be carefully examined by the Law Office of Michael L. Fell to ensure that it was obtained legally. We will defend your rights if it wasn't or if its legality is in doubt.

Attorney Fell Is Dedicated to Upholding Your Rights

You may rely on Law Office of Michael L. Fell to assist you no matter what circumstance led to your arrest for a firearms offense. Our one and only aim is to safeguard your rights. We'll discuss your situation during a free consultation that we'll do first.

We'll examine the facts and discuss what happened with you. At that moment, we can advise you generally on the best course of action. To schedule an appointment and learn how to proceed, call (949) 585-9055.