Sometimes individuals are convicted of offenses that involve the violent use of a firearm in California. These convictions come with some preliminary provisions regarding firearm ownership. In general, the court takes away an individual’s right to own firearms after a conviction.
Penal Code 23515 deals with restrictions on firearm ownership in California. In some cases, individuals lose the right to own firearms for the rest of their lives. The Simmrin Law Group can help you learn more about these restrictions and what you can do to fight back. Find out more by calling (310) 997-4688.
Specific Charges Related to PC 26515 Restrictions
There are many different charges related to the use of firearms in California. Not all of them lead to firearm bans in our state. PC 26515 deals with more specific criminal charges. Specifically, it covers:
Penal Code 245
PC 245 deals specifically with assault. Assault is a crime that involves attempting to touch someone else in a harmful or offensive way. This means you do not actually have to harm someone to face assault charges. Intending to cause them harm is enough to lead to a PC 245 conviction. PC 23515 deals with several subsections of PC 245 charges, including:
- Assault with a firearm, including machineguns, assault weapon, or BMG rifle
- Assault on a peace officer or firefighter with a firearm, semi-automatic firearm, machinegun, assault weapon, or BMG rifle
Penal Code 246
Individuals can face PC 246 charges for shooting at an inhabited building or an occupied vehicle in California. PC 23515 covers the basic PC 246 charges.
Penal Code 417
PC 417 covers charges for brandishing a weapon or firearm in California. PC 23515 applies if people are accused of brandishing a weapon in a fight and/or in the presence of a peace officer.
The Simmrin Law Group can help you review these charges in greater detail. We are ready to answer all of your legal questions today. Just call (310) 997-4688.
Results of a PC 23515 Firearm Ban in California
PC 23515 bans the purchase or ownership of firearms in California after certain felony convictions. We reviewed the charges that lead to a PC 23515 ban above.
In most cases, PC 23515 bans last for life. However, there is one exception to this rule. PC 417(a)(2) can result in a shorter ban. Individuals convicted of brandishing a firearm in a fight can receive a 10-year firearm ban as punishment.
However, individuals with two PC 417(a)(2) convictions also face a lifetime ban for firearm usage. Additionally, brandishing a firearm in a fight that involves a peace officer or firefighter can lead to a lifetime ban on firearm ownership. Find out more with a weapons charges lawyer in Los Angeles.
The Results of Breaking a Firearm Ban in California
If an individual in California decides to purchase or acquire a gun even with a firearm ban, this is considered a criminal act. Individuals can face misdemeanor charges if they break a 10-year firearm ban. This can lead to:
- Jail time of up to one year
- Fines of up to $1,000
Breaking a lifetime firearm ban is more serious. This can lead to felony charges in California. A conviction can leave individuals facing:
- Prison time of up to three years
- Fines of up to $10,000
A criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles can help if you are accused of violating a PC 23515 ban. We can work to help you show that you did not illegally acquire a firearm.
We will do all we can to get your charges reduced or dismissed. We can also stand up for you in court.
Get Answers About How to Fight Penal Code 23515 Charges Today
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