Weapon Charges

Weapon-Related Offenses


There are many different criminal offenses that may be related to weapons.

A weapons charge may be related to the possession of a certain type of illegal weapon, a certain person possessing a firearm or other weapon, or the use or possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime.


Charges of this kind may also be related to the unlawful sale or distribution of weapons, either on a local, interstate or international level.  Depending on the particular charges that a defendant faces, his or her prior criminal history and various other factors, a weapons offense may be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor in California.


Talking to an attorney is one of the most important steps you can take in the face of criminal charges, an arrest or investigation related to any type of weapon-related offense.


In discussing the situation with Melissa, you can learn how to approach the matter, what legal options you have, what to expect and what can be done to represent your interests and legal rights.


Taking the appropriate and immediate action of contacting an attorney is the best step that you can take to ensure that you have the best opportunity

of reaching a positive case result.


Types of Weapons Charges


Melissa van der Vijver represents individuals in all types of weapons charges throughout Sacramento County and the surrounding areas, including the following:


  • Possession of a weapon by a felony offender
  • Unlawful possession of a weapon
  • Possession of an illegal weapon
  • Weapons trafficking, sale or distribution
  • Discharge of a weapon in the commission of a crime
  • Assault with a deadly weapon
  • Possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime


Make sure you have the aggressive representation you need in the face of whatever type of weapon-related offense you have been accused of.

Contact Melissa van der Vijver today!

Contact Melissa now! (530) 302-5393 - melissa@vdvlaw.net