It is a felony under Penal Code 29800in the state of California for a convicted felon (or a person with an outstanding felony warrant) to own, purchase, or possess a firearm. Often called “felon with a firearm” or “felon in possession of a firearm,” this crime is punishable by imprisonment and/or considerable fines.
Common defenses used to fight this charge include that the defendant was in momentary possession of the firearm, that the defendant had a justifiable reason for possession of the firearm, and/or that an illegal search and seizure was conducted to obtain the firearm.
If you have been charged with any firearm charges, do not hesitate to contact the law office of H. Charles Gorian. We have years of experience fighting such charges and we know the California laws that affect your situation. Our law firm has helped men and women throughout Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and San Diego County, and we may be able to help you.
One phone call could be the difference between harsh criminal penalties and freedom. Call our firearm defense attorney today for a free, no-risk, no-obligation case evaluation.