In California, you have the right as an adult to purchase, own, or possess firearms. However, under certain laws in the state, some people are not allowed this right, including convicted felons and those addicted to narcotics. Individuals under the age of 21 are not allowed to purchase guns. Furthermore, once you own or possess a gun, you must follow state requirements involving how to store or transfer them. These and many other rules apply in the matter of firearms within our state. Violations of these laws can result in criminal charges.
At DCD Law, we represent individuals facing all types of gun charges. Gun laws in California are many and varied. Without an extensive understanding of these laws, you could easily violate one and find yourself facing jail time, fines, and probation. If you have already been charged with any type of gun offense, you should immediately turn to our competent criminal defense attorney who has comprehensive knowledge of gun laws and the critical experience and skills to defend you. At our firm, your freedom and future are of primary importance; we will do whatever it takes to help you secure an optimum outcome.
As mentioned above, California has passed many laws pertaining to guns. These laws include but are not limited to:
For example, you are not allowed to carry a concealed weapon unless you have a concealed carry permit. Violation of this law can result in a misdemeanor charge punishable by up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,000. However, it will be charged as a felony under certain circumstances, such as when you have a prior gun felony conviction, the gun was stolen, the offense is related to gang activity, or in other aggravating circumstances.
Another example of a gun crime involves possessing a gun in restricted places, such as school grounds, government buildings, airports, public buildings, and public transit places. Depending on the circumstances, these crimes can be charged as misdemeanors or felonies.
Other California offenses that involve guns include using a gun while committing a felony, injuring someone while brandishing a gun, stripping a gun of its identifying information, shooting at unoccupied cars or structures, and more.
Because of the abundance of laws involving guns and the strong bias against guns by the state’s governing bodies, it is vital that have a proven defender on your side when charged with any gun-related crime in our local area.
Learn more about your case and your legal options in a consultation with our San Fernando gun crimes attorney at DCD Law. We can be reached by phone at (818) 740-5582 We speak Spanish and Persian (Farsi). Hablamos español.