According to this law, the following three classifications of people can
be prohibited from carrying, possessing, or being found in custody of
- Those previously convicted of a felony
- Individuals convicted of specific misdemeanors
- Persons found to be narcotic drug abusers and addicts
What are the Penalties for this Charge?
The penalties and fines for a felon convicted of carrying a firearm are
determined on a case-by-case basis and depend on what charge the person
was convicted of before being convicted of California Penal Code Section 29800 PC.
A felon or otherwise prohibited person in possession of a firearm can be
punished by up to three years in prison. However, penalties and fines
for those convicted of more serious crimes may be punished with harsher
penalties and more costly fines.
For example, people convicted of the following crimes can be punished by
up to 10 years in prison, excessive fines, and additional penalties.
- People convicted of certain misdemeanor offenses
- Persons convicted of stalking in violation of California Penal Code Section 646.9 PC
- Individuals convicted of domestic violence
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Lawyers Can Help
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