The State of California has very complicated and confusing concealed weapon and illegal possession of firearms laws. These laws regulate the ownership, use and carrying of weapons depending on either the type of weapon or the kind of person involved. Some types of weapons are allowed while others are considered unlawful. Certain people are not allowed to have an otherwise legal firearm including convicted felons, mental patients and people subject to a restraining order or protective order. Persons accused of domestic violence who are under a restraining order or a protective order are generally required to get rid of any and all legally owned weapons until after the case is resolved. There are laws that increase the penalties for certain crimes if weapons were used during the commission of the crime. The circumstances surrounding weapons charges can have a big impact on your case.

Type of Firearm charges

The type of charge will depend on the type of conduct which can include but is not limited to the following:

  • Illegal possession of a firearm
  • Carrying concealed weapons
  • Unlicensed use of firearms
  • Unlawful possession of firearms by minors or felons
  • Unlawful discharge of a firearm
  • Unlawful sale of weapons
  • Carrying a loaded firearm or illegal dealing of firearms

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