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Contra Costa County Firearms Charges Avoided and Professional Licensing Saved

December 30, 2020January 15th, 2021Cases and Results, News

Contra Costa County

Attorney Clint C. Christoffersen was able to obtain a great result for a client charged in Contra Costa County with misdemeanor firearms charges who faced a potential sentence of county jail as well as revocation of their professional license. Mr. Christoffersen was able to have the firearms charges changed to misdemeanor trespassing with a sentence of formal probation, and was able to assist the client in avoiding the loss of their professional license.

In California, it is generally illegal to openly carry a weapon under state law, including both loaded weapons and unloaded weapons. Criminal charges involving firearms in California have serious implications including jail time, fines, or both. In addition to criminal penalties, a person charged with firearm crimes can face losing their professional license depending on the administrative agency it is from such as Nursing Licenses and Teaching Certifications.

If you or someone you know is facing firearms charges in the Bay Area, it’s extremely important to hire Bay Area attorneys experienced in handling such charges and who know the ins and outs of the implications those charges carry outside of court. The hardworking attorneys at Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC have decades of experience working with weapons charges and are familiar with Bay Area courts. Bay Area Criminal Lawyers, PC has two Bay Area offices located in San Francisco and Dublin, California.

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