California gun laws prohibit certain individuals from owning a firearm, such as non-residents and those under 21 years-old. The law also bars felons from possessing a firearm. This is often called the "felon with a firearm law."
California law prohibits a person from possessing, owning, or purchasing a firearm if convicted of a specific offense.
Offenses that could restrict an individual from possessing, owning, or purchasing a firearm include:
The law includes federal crimes where the defendant spent 30 days or more in a federal correctional facility, and/or received a fine of $1,000.
No. Illegal firearm possession refers to obtaining a legal firearm in an illegal way or obtaining an illegal weapon no matter how it’s purchased.
In California, the charge of felon with a firearm is considered is a felony. It is punishable by 16 months to 3 years in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000. The court may also require the defendant to forfeit all weapons, and the defendant may face deportation if they are an immigrant.
Yes. There are plenty of defenses a defendant can pick from to fight this felony charge. This important thing is to pick the one that fits the facts of the case. Some common defenses include:
Yes. A criminal defense lawyer will help you fight this charge by choosing the best defense for your situation.
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