Legal Question in Criminal Law in California

Can you be charged with a gun if the police don't find one?

Asked on 8/29/13, 11:07 pm

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Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro
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Yes, the police may have found the gun on someone else and believed that you were a joint owner or they could have found a gun with your fingerprints. If no gun was found at all it is unlikely but not impossible that you would be charged.

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Answered on 8/29/13, 11:46 pm
Anthony Roach Law Office of Anthony A. Roach
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Yes, you can be charged. Convicted depends on the other evidence. If they have witnesses who saw you with a gun, or a videotape of you with a gun, you're going to have a hard time explaining that to a jury.

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Answered on 8/30/13, 7:42 am
Edward Hoffman Law Offices of Edward A. Hoffman
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Yes, if there is evidence that you possessed it illegally at some point in time within the limitations period. The evidence does not have to include the gun itself.

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Answered on 8/30/13, 12:48 pm

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