California Penal Code outlines the criminal offense of drive by shooting as having three participants: the owner of the car, the driver, and the gunman. If you have been charged with drive-by shooting from a motor vehicle, a San Diego criminal defense attorney at the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett can help you make sense of the charges against you. The possible penalties of this crime are severe and far- reaching. Other charges often associated with this crime are assault with a firearm, attempted murder, and unlawful concealment of a firearm.
Penalties of Drive-By Shooting
The penalties of a drive-by shooting conviction vary and are quite different for each participant.
- The driver could face misdemeanor charges or even felony charges with punishments of up 3 years in prison and $10,000 in fines.
- The shooter faces the most severe penalties and charges, which can range from 3, 5, or 7 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.
- When the commission of a drive-by shooting results in the bodily injury of another person, the shooter can be sentenced to an additional and consecutive term of 5, 6, or 10 years in prison.
- Those convicted of a drive-by shooting could also lose the right to bear arms.
If you or a loved one has been charged with this crime, an expert San Diego drive-by shooting defense attorney from our team can help. Our team of legal professionals has dealt with these cases in the past and knows how the prosecution will attempt to convict you of this crime. Don’t take the chance of losing your freedom – call the Law Offices of Bradley R. Corbett today for your free case consultation.