For Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Fourth of July can be an extremely busy holiday. People get arrested every year for selling, buying and manufacturing illegal fireworks, and many are in desperate need of a qualified lawyer to represent them in court. Some of these are small matters, mostly misdemeanors; however, many of these crimes can involves hundreds of thousands of dollars and years in prison as felony charges. For example, in El Monte recently, Los Angeles Police claim to have seized almost two tons of illegal fireworks. A detective said the seizure was made in downtown Los Angeles as part of an ongoing investigation into illegal fireworks sales and distribution. The fireworks were allegedly worth $125,000. So far, no arrests have been made, but police are ever on the lookout for illegal fireworks in Los Angeles as the holiday approaches. In fact, just last week, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies say they seized around half a million dollars worth of fireworks in La Puente and arrested two men for the crime.
Why You Need a Los Angeles Criminal Defense Attorney
You may be wondering why it is so important to have a lawyer representing you if arrested for selling, buying, manufacturing or distributing illegal fireworks. The reality is that the charge could incorporate more than just a simple illegal fireworks charge. Crossing state lines with illegal substances, white collar charges such as tax evasion, being charged with a violent crime if a child is hurt by the products and more could all be thrown at anyone who is selling illegal fireworks. The jail time could be serious, not to mention the fines and other repercussions of being convicted of such crimes. This is why having a skilled, experienced and successful Defense Lawyer is so important. As someone out side the law, you may have no clue how or why the charges you are facing are so serious. However, if you have a knowledgeable lawyer by your side, he could help guide you through the legal process with a much more informed perspective. If you or someone you love has been charged with an illegal fireworks crime, contact Kestenbaum Eisner & Gorin, LLP for a free case review. Tagged as: los angeles criminal defense attorney