Los Angeles gun crime lawyer Matthew Ruff defends individuals charged with all manner of firearm offenses. These charges can result in serious criminal penalties including prison time, county jail and large fines.
Felony weapons charges are especially serious as California has some of the strictest laws on firearms. Many people are prohibited from possessing firearms due to prior felony convictions, or being subject to a restraining order. Learn more.
Matthew Ruff has obtained countless dismissals of all manner of gun charges
Matthew Ruff is a Top Tier Attorney and has been fighting for good people who find themselves arrested on criminal charges since the mid-90s. He specializes exclusively in criminal defense and is in Court virtually every day for his clients.
He recently defended a client charged with possession of a loaded concealed firearm in his vehicle after Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies stopped him for a traffic violation. Matt was able to negotiate a DISMISSAL and keep the client’s clean record.
Matt also recently defended a woman who was accused of child endangerment and DUI when she blew a BAC well above the per se limit in Gardena. The DA conceded and DISMISSED all charges in her favor allowing her to move forward with her career unhindered by the stigma that would have come with a conviction.
He has defended clients with stolen guns
A conviction for a weapon offense can have significant consequences, including fines and jail time. It can also prevent you from obtaining a professional license or renting an apartment. If you are accused of a weapon crime, it is important to contact a Los Angeles gun crime attorney immediately to protect your rights.
Matthew has experience defending clients charged with a variety of firearm crimes. He has defended clients against allegations of possessing a loaded firearm and carrying a concealed firearm. He has also defended clients against accusations of brandishing a firearm and assault with a weapon.
California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. A weapon crime conviction can prevent you from securing a job, renting an apartment, or applying for a government student loan. A skilled gun defense lawyer can review the evidence and work to have your charges dismissed or reduced. Our clients often come to us for help because they are prohibited from owning a firearm because of prior felony convictions or their being subject to a restraining order.
He has defended clients with loaded guns in their cars
California has strict laws on gun possession. Whether you have a permit or not, a conviction for a weapons charge could result in jail time and a fine of up to $10,000. A weapon or gun crime conviction in Los Angeles County can also jeopardize your right to own a firearm, so if you are charged with a weapons offense, hire an experienced Los Angeles firearm attorney immediately.
Prosecutors are often overly aggressive in prosecuting firearm charges, even for offenses that could be described as being negligent or accidental. A firearm defense lawyer can challenge the evidence or procedural errors that may have led to your arrest and help you avoid serious penalties. If you have a gang enhancement added to your charges, your lawyer will be able to fight those allegations as well. They will know how to get the charges reduced or dismissed altogether. They will also have experience in the San Fernando Courthouse, which is where most gun cases are handled.
He has defended clients with loaded guns in their luggage
California has some of the strictest laws regarding gun ownership, which means that it also has some of the harshest penalties for people who violate those rules. A conviction for a weapons charge can result in fines, prison time, and even the loss of your right to own firearms. Therefore, it is important to hire an experienced Los Angeles weapons defense attorney to help you fight these charges.
A skilled defense lawyer from our firm can examine the evidence and build a solid case to prove your innocence or minimize the severity of your sentence. Your attorney may focus on proving that the police did not follow proper procedure when searching your home or vehicle, or that they seized evidence without warrants.
The defenses to gun crime charges can include a lack of intent, establishing self-defense or the defense of others, and proving that you did not possess the weapon. A conviction for a weapons offense can enhance the punishments for other crimes you are charged with, so it is important to hire an experienced attorney as soon as possible.