Have You Been Arrested for a Gun or Weapons Crime?
California Criminal Defense Lawyer Chris Bou Saeed is Here to Defend You
At CBS Law, we’ve successfully defended and won hundreds of criminal cases involving weapons & firearms. From misdemeanor brass knuckles to felony assault weapons, we know how to use the smallest of details to unravel prosecutions and protect your right to defend yourself. We explore every constitutional and legal avenue to restore your rights and preserve your freedom. And with a 93% trial success rate, we have the track record to back it up. Call now and let’s discuss how to fight back.
We Bring The Bill Of Rights To Life
In both federal and state court, prosecutors are cracking down on gun cases. In response, law enforcement officers are increasingly aggressive in their quest to make arrests for weapons possession. Often this leads officers to go outside of the constitution when searching for guns and weapons in cars, homes, and even in people’s pockets. This is where having CBS Law on your side makes a difference.
As experts in constitutional law, we diligently review police actions for mistakes and actions that run afoul of the constitution. For example, when police officers pull a vehicle over, they’re often tempted to search the car hoping to find evidence of a crime. But we know that the 4th Amendment requires more than hunches and hopes for a police officer to search your car. In fact, officers need specific pieces of evidence that you’re armed and dangerous before they can search you and a portion of your car for weapons. At CBS Law, we use every investigative tool at our disposal to show the judge that the cops acted outside the law and justice demands the case be dismissed.
“Using the cops’ own video, Chris proved they lied and got the case kicked!” – Devon L.
In every case, we dig deeper than the police and proseucutor to find the truth. We talk to witnesses, review videos, check social media accounts, find surveillance tapes, subpoena documents, and leave no stone unturned on behalf of our clients. Whether it’s having expert witnesses pour over records or investigators uncover hidden details, we have the experience to expose false accusations and produce outcomes for our clients others can’t. That’s how you get a 93% trial success rate. Call now and let’s discuss what we can do for you.
“When you’re accused of something you didn’t do, the thought of losing everything can be overwhelming. My job isn’t to walk you through the process, my job is to get your life back.”
Christopher J. Bou Saeed Founding Attorney of CBS Law
Common Questions About Weapon Cases
How Do I Legally Transport My Registered Firearm In A Car?
California’s gun laws are some of the strictest in the country. Consequently, state law is very particular regarding how to legally transport your firearm in your car. First, you must be over the age of 18 and not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm. For example, if you’ve been convicted of a felony or disqualifying misdemeanor, you cannot possess a firearm in any capacity. Second, assuming the firearm is a handgun, the firearm must be unloaded and locked in the vehicle’s trunk or in a locked container. Note that the glove compartment or utility container inside your car does not qualify as a locked container.
In addition, whenever the handgun is taken outside the vehicle, it must be carried directly to or from the car for a lawful purpose and contained inside a locked container. Under the law, a locked container is defined as a secure, fully enclosed container that is locked by a key lock, padlock, combination lock, or other similar locking device.
Should you have any questions regarding possession of a handgun, rifle, shotgun, or assault weapon, call CBS Law and we’ll be happy to discuss your situation at no cost to you.
I'm A Security Guard, Why Am I Still Getting Charged With Gun Possession?
The law governing possession of firearms by security guards is complex and very specific. The following is a brief overview of the requirements. However, should you have any questions or concerns regarding your specific situation, call CBS Law for a free in-depth consultation.
- First, a security guard must be officially licensed or registered and possess a valid exposed firearm permit issued by the Bureau of Security and Investigative Services.
- Second, the caliber of firearm the security guard seeks to possess must be the same caliber printed on the firearm permit.
- Third, the security guard must possess both the valid security guard registration and valid firearm permit.
- Fourth, the security guard may only possess an exposed firearm while (1) on duty, (2) engaged in protecting and preserving the property of their employer, or (3) en route to/from work.
- Fifth, the security guard only acts within the course and scope of their employment when they possess a valid firearm permit.
- Last, the security guard must be over the age of 18 and not be a convicted of any felony or disqualifying misdemeanor.