Posted on: September 29, 2008 at 10:28 a.m.
Frequently L.A. Criminal Attorneys represent individuals charged with carrying a concealed weapon pursuant to Penal Code Section 12020, which includes knives, dirk/daggers, switchblades, brass knuckles, or other concealable weapons. The crime is a "wobbler" which means it can be prosecuted as either a felony or misdemeanor, and thus carries the possibility of jail and/or prison for someone convicted of violating this weapons law.
Many cases have addressed what type of objects can constitute a concealed weapon pursuant to this Penal Code provision. While the object may not appear to be a weapon in everyday use, many objects qualify as illegal concealed weapons.
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