Representing Clients Accused of Weapon-Related Crimes
In California, if the prosecution can prove that you used a weapon in the commission of a crime, you could be facing greatly increased criminal penalties. An experienced attorney may be able to help you fight both the underlying charges and the weapon enhancement.
At The Law Office of Charles B. Smith, we protect the rights of clients who have been charged with weapons-related offenses. San Mateo weapon enhancement defense lawyer Charles B. Smith has more than 25 years of experience in California's criminal justice system.
Protecting You From a Substantial Prison Sentence
A weapon enhancement is an accusation that gets added to a criminal charge. You may be accused of displaying a real or fake firearm, firing a shot, or striking someone with a weapon. Weapon enhancements can significantly increase the penalties for charges like the following:
In some cases, a weapon enhancement can add 10 or even 20 years to your prison sentence. However, in order to impose these higher penalties on you, the prosecution needs to prove both the underlying crime and the weapon enhancement beyond a reasonable doubt.
Mr. Smith is a former prosecutor and former police officer with in-depth knowledge of prosecutorial standards and police procedure. He will aggressively protect your rights and pursue a dismissal or reduction of the serious accusations against you.
Call a San Francisco Firearm Charge Attorney at 650-425-7703
If you have been accused of a crime with a weapons enhancement in California, you need an experienced lawyer. To schedule a free consultation, call us at 650-425-7703 or e-mail us. We accept credit cards, are available outside of regular business hours, and regularly visit our clients who are in jail.