Brandishing a Firearm or weapon
Have you been accused of brandishing a weapon? Rely on Michael L. Fell for an aggressive defense.
Brandishing a weapon sounds pretty dramatic. But you don’t have to draw your weapon as flamboyantly Al Pacino in one of his famous gangster roles to be accused of this crime. In fact, some surprisingly simple and innocent moves could lead to a charge for brandishing a firearm or weapon. All it takes is for someone to believe you were being rude, angry, or threatening when you drew or showed your weapon.
False Allegations are Common
Because a charge for brandishing a firearm or weapon requires nothing more than showing your weapon—as opposed to actually using or attempting to use it—it is not uncommon for alleged “victims” to lodge complaints out of spitefulness or anger towards the defendant.
The good news is…
A skilled firearms charge defense attorney like Michael L. Fell can help you disprove false allegations.
In a case involving brandishing a weapon, the burden is on the prosecution to prove that you were rude, angry, or threatening. If you were merely making a joke or showing off the weapon, you should not be charged.
As a former Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney where he prosecuted criminal cases for over 18 years, Michael L. Fell knows from experience just how difficult it is for the prosecution to prove your intent in this kind of case. He can use their difficulty to your advantage, arguing for the charges to be dropped or at, the very least, helping to ensure you get a lenient sentence.
Need Help? Call Now
If you would like advice about charges for brandishing a firearm or any other type of weapon, please contact The Law Office of Michael L. Fell at (949) 585-9055.