Penal Code 22010 deals with the possession of nunchucks. Nunchucks are also called nunchakus or karate sticks. These weapons are generally sticks connected by a chain. The possession, manufacture, importation, and sale of nunchucks are all restricted actions in California.
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Nunchucks in the State of California
Nunchucks are a kind of weapon used in some martial arts. They are made up of:
- Two sticks OR
- Two rods AND
- A short rope or chain
The chain or rope connects the sticks or rods. Individuals can swing these sticks around on the chain. These weapons could therefore cause serious injuries if used against other people. This is why California restricts the ownership of nunchucks.
PC 22010 Charges in California
PC 22010 handles the misuse of nunchucks in California. There are many restrictions on the use of nunchucks or karate sticks in this state. Individuals can face criminal charges if they:
- Import nunchucks into California
- Make or craft nunchucks
- Possess or own nunchucks
- Sell or give away nunchucks
Individuals can also face criminal charges if they use nunchucks to cause someone else physical harm, such as battery charges. If an individual tries to cause someone else injury, this action is considered assault. Assault is also against the law in California.
Nunchucks can also be involved in murder or attempted murder charges. These are some of the most serious charges in California. A murder conviction can lead to life in prison or the death penalty. The Simmrin Law Group can help you fight violent crime charges. Just contact us by calling (310) 997-4688 so we can get to work for you right now.
Charges for Other Restricted Weapons in California
There are many “generally restricted” weapons in California. Individuals can face criminal charges for possessing any of these weapons. Nunchucks are only one example of a generally restricted weapon. Other restricted weapons in California include:
- Writing Pen Knives
- Brass Knuckles
- Ballistic Knives
As you can see, many restricted weapons include some type of knives. However, knives are not the only kind of restricted weapon in California. Both brass knuckles and nunchucks are blunt instruments and are still restricted. Additionally, many firearms are restricted in our state.
Convictions for the Possession of Nunchucks in California
PC 22010 is an example of a “wobbler” offense in California. These charges are treated as either misdemeanors or felonies. The prosecution decides how to handle wobblers. When making this decision, the prosecution looks at the facts of the current case and the individual’s criminal record.
Misdemeanor and felony convictions lead to different penalties here in California. For example, a misdemeanor conviction can result in:
- Incarceration for up to one year
- Fines of up to $1,000
Felony convictions, on the other hand, can lead to far more serious consequences. Individuals convicted of a felony can face:
- Incarceration for up to three years
- Fines of up to $10,000
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Build a Defense to PC 22010 Charges Right Now
The Simmrin Law Group can help if you are charged under PC 22010 in California. We can investigate your case and work to show, if applicable, that:
- You were never in possession of nunchucks, OR
- You were legally allowed to have nunchucks
Some people in California are exempt from prosecution under PC 22010. These individuals are legally allowed to have nunchucks. For example, police officers are allowed to have these karate sticks. Contact us if you believe you were legally allowed to own or possess nunchucks.
Contact a Lawyer Today About Fighting Possession of Nunchucks Charges
Speak with a criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles today if you have been charged under Penal Code 22010. Allow us to help you fight possession of nunchucks charges. The Simmrin Law Group is ready to assess your unique situation with a free consultation.
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