Firearm possession can be charged as either a misdemeanor or a felony under California law. However, state laws regarding firearm possession and other gun charges are rather complicated and the charges depend on many factors, making it difficult to predict the level and type of charges that may be issued. It takes an experienced, seasoned criminal defense attorney such as Anna R. Yum to successfully defend an accused individual against firearm possession charges.
Usually in a Traffic Stop or During an Arrest
A firearm possession offense usually arises when the police, sheriff, or CHP (California Highway Patrol) stop someone in a vehicle or on foot and find a weapon in the vehicle or on the individual's person. Even a person with a legally purchased weapon may be charged with firearm possession under the law.
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