Firearm & Weapons Charges

While it is a constitutionally protected right to be able to carry a firearm in the United States, there are certain restrictions and conditions that must be met to do so legally. Most people, but not all, can legally purchase a firearm in the state of California. However, there are restrictions on when and how you can carry that weapon. If you are viewed to have violated those conditions, you could find yourself charged with a firearm offense. Call Somera Law Group if you have been charged with such a crime and wish to defend yourself in court.

As stated above, it is legal for most people to purchase a firearm. However, those in the following groups may not be able to do so legally -

  • Convicted felons
  • Individuals convicted of certain misdemeanors
  • Those suffering from mental illness
  • Minors

Once you own a weapon, you must have a permit if you wish to carry the weapon in a concealed fashion. Getting a concealed weapons permit is a licensing process that will give you the legal right to have the weapon on your person so long as you are in a place that is not restricted, such as a school zone or public building.

Any kind of firearm offense is a charge that needs to be defended against. You could face serious punishments including fines, loss of legal right to own a firearm, and even jail time in extreme cases. Contact Somera Law Group today for a free consultation. We look forward to defending you in this case.