The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution guarantees the right to bear arms, but there are various things that can forfeit a person’s gun ownership rights.
California Penal Code Section 29800 PC states that any person convicted under United States, California, or “any other state, government, or country,” of a felony and some misdemeanors forfeits their gun ownership rights. This includes anybody addicted to narcotic drugs, a juvenile who has been tried as an adult in adult court and convicted, or anybody incarcerated in a federal correctional facility for 30 days or received a fine of over $1000 or both.
The following three groups are not permitted to own or carry firearms:
Anybody in one of the above groups can have their gun ownership rights revoked for 10 years or more if they own, purchase, receive, or possess a gun. Some cases can also revoke these rights for life. Juveniles in violation of California Penal Code Section 29800 will have their gun ownership rights revoked until they’re 30.
If you’ve been charged with violating this code, you need to consult an experienced criminal defense attorney such as Sevens Legal, APC. Contact Sevens Legal, APC, today for a free consultation.