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

3 Answers from Attorneys

Zadik Shapiro Law Offices of C. Zadik Shapiro

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

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

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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