Felon in Possession of a Firearm
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According to the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution, the American people have the right to keep and bear arms. However, you can lose this right after a felony conviction. For people who lost their rights to carry firearms, possession of a firearm subsequent to their loss of rights is illegal, according to California Penal Code Section 29800 PC.
What is California Penal Code Section 29800 PC?
California Penal Code Section 29800 PC states that any person found guilty of a felony under United States laws, California state laws, or any other government, country, or state, that is found in possession, in control of, or under custody of a firearm is guilty of a felony.
According to this law, the following three classifications of people can be prohibited from carrying, possessing, or being found in custody of firearms:
- 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
Have You Been Accused of This Charge? Our Los Angeles Criminal Defense Lawyers Can Help
If you have been accused of violating California Penal Code Section 29800 PC, it is important that you seek experienced legal counsel right away. At Lessem, Newstat & Tooson, LLP, our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers can provide you with top-tier representation and services right away. When you contact our team, we will take the time to understand your case. When you become a client, we will examine all the elements of your case and use efficient strategies to safeguard your rights and freedom.
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