Can I own a hand gun? 7 Answers as of August 04, 2011

I was convicted on a federal class E felony for illegal use of a phone in 2005 and have 2 misdemeanors in the state of California (abuse and battery). They are very small cases from over 7 years ago. Is there any way I can own a hand gun?

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Lowenstein Law Office
Lowenstein Law Office | Anthony Lowenstein
It depends on several factors.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/4/2011
Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux
Law Offices of Scott Tibbedeaux | Scott Tibbedeaux
Under PC 12021 the answer would be no. If you didn't do prison time you may be able to have the felony reduced to a misdemeanor and expunged. This may affect your status to own a handgun. It is worth looking into.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/3/2011
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP
A.L.A. Law Group, LLP | Lauren M. Mayfield
You cannot own a handgun because of the felony. Once you have been convicted of a felony you are unable to own or possess a handgun. Misdemeanors generally do not prevent you from possessing a handgun unless it is a condition of your probation but all felonies prevent the ownership of a firearm.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/1/2011
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
No. This question previously answered. You wont get a different answer, no matter how many times you ask.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/31/2011
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
No!
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 7/31/2011
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh
    Law Office of Jeff Yeh | Jeff Yeh
    Nope.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/31/2011
    Law Office of Joe Dane
    Law Office of Joe Dane | Joe Dane
    Because of the felony conviction, you cannot own or possess a firearm for life. Separate from that, the assault and battery prohibits you from possessing a firearm for 10 years.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 7/31/2011
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