Crime

  • Firearms

Offense Level

  • Misdemeanor or felony, though the majority are felonies.

Sentencing

  • Up to a year in county jail for misdemeanors.
  • Anywhere from 16 months to 4 years for unlawful firearm possession cases.
  • Unlawful use of firearms can mean life in prison.

Firearms Law Enforcement/Prosecution

When used incorrectly or illegally, firearms are the most dangerous tool available to people. They are so intertwined with criminal enterprise that law enforcement has no choice but to focus on getting guns away from criminals. For this very reason, anyone who has been convicted of a felony is forever forbidden from owning a firearm of any kind. Mental health issues or the conviction of certain misdemeanors also prohibit a person from owning or acquiring a gun.

These laws will only get tighter as school shootings and gun violence take center stage in our media. It is simply too easy to hurt or kill someone with a gun. Law enforcement spends time and resources getting guns off the streets and then linking those guns to unsolved crimes committed in the past. Prosecutors come down hard on people charged with firearms crimes. Almost all jurisdictions have penalty enhancements for possessing or using a gun during the commission of any other crime.

Our Experience

Williams S. Kroger is a violent crimes lawyer in Los Angeles who has handled hundreds of cases involving firearms. Mr. Kroger has a rapport with judges, court clerks and opposing attorneys that can only be nurtured by years of experience working in and around courts.

Most criminal defense attorneys began their careers as prosecutors. After a number of years, they change sides and tell potential clients that this helps them “know how the other side thinks.” What it really means is that anyone who has worked as a prosecutor have imprisoned and taken money and property from the very same people they now represent.

Mr. Kroger has never worked as a prosecutor or in law enforcement. Mr. Kroger is a 100 percent defense-oriented violent crimes lawyer in Los Angeles and has dedicated his professional life to defending his clients and preparing and executing the best legal defense possible. When you hire Mr. Kroger, you know that you have an attorney who has always been on your side.

Example Case

In 2013, Mr. Kroger represented a client arrested with twenty pounds of marijuana, two high=power rifles, ammunition and a bullet proof vest. The client hired Mr. Kroger as his violent crimes lawyer in Los Angeles and received a misdemeanor marijuana charge with no jail time. The guns were returned to him.

Conclusion

If you’ve been arrested or charged with a firearms violation or believe that you will be, contact an experienced, 100 percent defense-oriented violent crimes attorney in Los Angeles. The Kroger Law Group will work to ensure you know what your rights are and give you the best legal defense possible.

Crime

  • Domestic Violence

Offense Level

  • Misdemeanor or Felony depending on the level of violence, use of weapons and/or injuries to the victim.

Sentencing

  • Up to one year in county jail for a misdemeanor.
  • Felonies can range from 16 months incarceration to double digit sentences in the event of aggravating circumstances.

Domestic Violence Law Enforcement/Prosecution

Domestic violence crimes are usually emotionally charged. Unlike calculated offenses, domestic violence often occurs in the spur of the moment and the victims are people close to the accused. Domestic violence takes many forms. It does not require actual violence or injury. Threatening words, harassing telephone calls or texts, following or stalking, trespassing or filming someone may lead to domestic violence charges. Domestic violence applies to a broad range of potential victims, not just spouses. Children, co-inhabitants, close family members, former spouses or significant others all classify as protected persons under the Penal Code. Domestic violence crimes escalate over time. Small incidents snowball into larger ones over time. For this reason, law enforcement takes accusations of domestic violence very seriously. There have been too many instances of a “lover’s quarrel” ending with serious injury or death because there was no early intervention by the law.

Our Experience

Just the suspicion of being under investigation for domestic violence carries a social stigma, even if someone hasn’t been convicted or arrested. The additional possibility of restraining orders and dealing with child protective services requires the advice and attention of an experienced violent crimes lawyer in Los Angeles like William S. Kroger and the Kroger Law Group. Mr. Kroger understands the strain placed on a family during a domestic violence investigation and prosecution. As a violent crimes lawyer in Los Angeles, he will help not only with the criminal process, but in explaining to you and your family exactly what to expect. Understanding the process and knowing what lies ahead goes a great length in easing a family’s anxiety in domestic violence cases.

Conclusion

Mr. Kroger has been practicing law since 1997. He will ensure you receive the best legal defense possible and that law enforcement and prosecutors act within their legal boundaries, from arrest to arraignment to trial. If you’ve been investigated or charged with domestic violence, contact Mr. Kroger and his legal team now. Time is important and the sooner he and his team can speak to you, the sooner they can begin work on your legal defense.