Can I own a firearm after multiple run ins with the law? 7 Answers as of April 26, 2011

If you get arrested and you are being charged attempted assault with intent to cause bodily harm, DUI (3rd offense), and Trespassing and you’re found guilty, are you allowed to purchase or own a firearm of any sort?

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Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
The answers to the questions are based upon the facts given. Wrong or incomplete facts may affect the vitality of the answer. A convicted felon can not posses a firearm.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/26/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
Run ins has no legal meaning. Conviction of any felony or some violent misdemeanors will make you a prohibited person barred from possessing firearms or ammunition. Dont get convicted. Being subjected to a Domestic Violence Restraining Order will do the same. The criminal courts can also order you barred from firearm possession as part of sentencing and probation. Dont let that happen. If serious about hiring counsel to represent and help you in this, feel free to contact me.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/21/2011
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller
Law Office of Thomas F. Mueller | Thomas Mueller
Under Cal. Law you may not own or possess a firearm after conviction of any felony.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/21/2011
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
There are various assault related offenses that preclude firearm ownership for at least 10 years. Of the ones you mentioned aggravated assault would be one of them. In addition, felony convictions mean you will not be able to own one ever unless you receive a certificate of rehabilitation.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/21/2011
Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
A felony conviction and certain misdemeanor crimes like spousal abuse will prohibit the ownership of a firearm. Beware:Being an ex-felon in possession of a firearm is a damn serious offense.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 4/20/2011
    Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas
    Law Office of Thomas J. Ogas | Thomas Ogas
    Misdemeanor DUI and Trespassing will not affect your ability to purchase or own a firearm, but the attempted assault with intent to GBI would if you are convicted of that offense as a felony. As a misdemeanor it wouldn't, unless there's a term of probation that forbids you to have weapons during the period of probation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/20/2011
    California Criminal Defense Center
    California Criminal Defense Center | Ardalon Fakhimi
    If you were convicted of a crime and subsequently placed on probation, you will likely be prohibited from owning a firearm per the terms and conditions of your probation. This is particularly true if any of the offenses for which you were convicted were violent in nature. Of course, we would have to examine your particular case to provide you with a definitive answer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 4/20/2011
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