Can I buy a handgun in California if I have a wet reckless and no other record? 15 Answers as of June 13, 2011

I live in California, and I have a wet reckless. I wasn't even inside the car, but the officer gave me a breathalyzer. I blew a .12. It was settled out of court with a wet reckless. Will this stop me from buying a handgun?

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
A wet reckless is not a bar to firearms possession.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 6/13/2011
Law Office of Marc K. Herbert
Law Office of Marc K. Herbert | Marc K. Herbert
No, only felons and persons convicted of spousal battery cannot possess a firearm. Since a wet reckless is a misdemeanor not involving domestic violence, you should be able to own and register a firearm in California. If you have other questions about this issue, please call my office.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/12/2011
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
No, it should not prevent you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/10/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
Doubt it.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/9/2011
Law Offices of Ryan P. Murphy
Law Offices of Ryan P. Murphy | Ryan P. Murphy
Yes, you can buy a handgun if you have a wet and reckless on your record. If you are currently on probation, look at the terms and conditions set by the court. You might have a problem if you are currently on probation whether informal or formal. If you are not on probation, then you should not have a problem. Should you have any questions or concerns, feel free to contact my office at your earliest convenience.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/8/2011
    Law Offices of Phil Hache
    Law Offices of Phil Hache | Phil Hache
    Was not owning a handgun a term of your probation? And if so, are you still on probation? I would be surprised if this was an issue, but to b safe you should consult with the attorney who handled your Wet Reckless case to go over the terms of the sentence, or consult with an attorney in person to review your case.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen
    The Law Offices of Robert L. Driessen | Robert L. Driessen
    If that is all that is on your record no since your gun rights have not been taken away.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
    Nelson & Lawless
    Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
    Conviction of a felony and some violent misdemeanors will make you a prohibited person barred from possessing firearms or ammunition. DUI and related reduced charges do not qualify.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
    Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law
    Alanna D. Coopersmith, Attorney at Law | Alanna D. Coopersmith
    A wet reckless does not prohibit you from legally possessing firearms.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
    Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas
    Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas | Thomas Ogas
    This will not stop you from buying a handgun in California.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
    Robert Mortland
    Robert Mortland | Law Office of Robert Mortland
    You can buy a gun and they will run a full background check. So long as you have no felonies, you should be fine.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/8/2011
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