Illegal Possession Of A Firearm | Los Angeles Firearm Defense Attorneys Since 1987
Los Angeles gun possession attorneys, Eugene Hanrahan and Stephen Sitkoff, have successfully defended a broad range of Los Angeles firearm crimes over the last 3 plus decades. As former senior prosecutors with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Hanrahan and Mr. Sitkoff previously prosecuted numerous misdemeanor and felony weapons and firearms charges. With over 70 years of combined firearm law experience, Sitkoff & Hanrahan, LLP is widely recognized amongst the most experienced firearm defense law firms in Los Angeles. If you have been arrested for misdemeanor or felony illegal possession of a firearm charge, call our LA criminal attorneys now at (888) 579-4844 for a free no-obligation case analysis to learn how we can help you.
State and Federal statutes, otherwise known as “gun control” laws, not only regulate which firearms and ammunition are legal, but who can possess guns and ammunition. Los Angeles weapons charges involving firearms are prosecuted aggressively by the LA District Attorney’s Office with most carrying mandatory minimum jail sentences. However, if you fall into the category of individuals prohibited from possessing a firearm, the already severe mandatory punishments are further enhanced. Contact us now at (888) 579-4844 if you have been arrested for a felony firearm crime. Your initial consultation is free and will provide us with an opportunity to evaluate your case and advise you on what you can expect next.
Felon In Possession Of Firearm | PC 29800(a)(1)
Although the 2nd Amendment affords us the right to bear arms, it is a right that can be stripped from those with felony priors. Under PC 29800(a)(1), it is a felony for a person with prior felony convictions to own, purchase, receive, or possess a firearm. In addition to holding a prior felony record, a firearm restriction can also result from being considered a narcotics addict or having 2 prior convictions for Brandishing A Firearm under PC 417(a)(2).
Sentencing And Punishment For Felon In Possession Of Firearm
The consequences of a possessing a firearm with a prior felony record are severe. As a straight felony, the offense cannot be reduced to a misdemeanor unless your Los Angeles firearm attorney is able to negotiate a plea deal to a different crime, which can be reduced to a misdemeanor. If you convicted of PC 29800(a)(1), for face the following:
- Up to 3 years in prison
- Up to $10,000 fine
- Formal Probation
Illegal Possession Of A Firearm | PC 29805
In addition to prior felony convictions, certain misdemeanor convictions can result in gun restrictions. For example, misdemeanor Domestic Violence crimes such as Spousal Abuse, Domestic Battery, and Criminal Threats carry a 10-year firearms ban. Also, misdemeanor Violent Crimes such as Assault With A Deadly Weapon or Assault and Battery carry the same collateral consequences for conviction. Under PC 29805, it is unlawful for a person subject to the 10-year firearms ban to purchase, receive, own, or possess a gun or rifle. As a “wobbler” crime, Illegal Possession Of A Firearm can be charged as either a misdemeanor or felony. The potential criminal sanctions are as follows:
- Up to 1 year in jail or prison
- Up to $1,000 fine
- Supervised or unsupervised probation
- Permanent loss of gun ownership rights
Contact Our Los Angeles Firearm Defense Lawyers Today For A Free Case Review
The consequences and punishments for illegally possessing a gun can be permanently harshly permanent. Therefore, the advocacy from a top notch criminal defense attorney with expertise in firearms defense in Los Angeles is a necessary element for securing the best possible outcome for you. If you have been arrested for Illegal Possession Of A Firearm, contact one our experienced Los Angeles firearm defense attorneys immediately for a free consultation at (888) 579-4844. We have successfully defended weapons offenses in Los Angeles since 1987 and for our clients’ convenience, we maintain satellite office locations in the following Southern California cities:
Torrance, Encino, Glendale, Long Beach, Pasadena, Woodland Hills, West Covina, Burbank, Cerritos, Whittier, Norwalk, Santa Clarita, Oxnard, Westlake Village, Orange, Newport Beach, and Huntington Beach.