Los Angeles Weapon Charges Defense Lawyer
California has very complex laws concerning gun ownership. Most adults are allowed to buy a gun without a license. The gun must be placed in your business or home, or carried in a locked container if transporting from place to place.
In addition, a person may carry a concealed firearm with a valid license. These licenses are issued by the local police or sheriff’s department upon the showing of good moral character, good cause, proof of residence in the city of issuance, and completion of a prescribed firearms training course.
Penal Code section 29800 sets forth California’s gun restrictions. The following people are prohibited from owning guns: 1) anyone under 18; 2) people who suffer from mental illness; 3) people convicted of certain misdemeanors; 4) people convicted two or more times of brandishing a weapon; 5) people who are addicted to narcotics; and 6) anyone convicted of a felony.
Any of the above-mentioned people are subject to a felony conviction if arrested for knowingly possessing, receiving, purchasing, or owning a firearm. Moreover, there are many places where firearms are prohibited, including airports, government buildings, and school zones.
Certain firearms are categorized as assault weapons. Under Penal Code section 30600, firearms such as Uzis, semiautomatic rifles, AR-15’s, and AK series rifles are banned from being possessed, received, purchased, or owned and will subject a person to either a misdemeanor or felony depending on the type of weapon.
There are several defenses available for weapons charges. Depending on the circumstances, a person may be entitled to dismissal of the case. If you are facing weapons charges, call the Champion Law Firm today to speak to an experienced criminal defense attorney. Consultations are always free.
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