Will I ever be able to own a gun again? 11 Answers as of February 13, 2012

I’m being charged with 2 counts of domestic burglary; Will they confiscate the firearms I currently own? (Long guns, no handguns) And will this prevent me from ever purchasing a firearm again in the future?

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Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider | Peter Goldscheider
Unless it is a condition of your release being charged with a felony does not prevent you from possessing firearms. If you are convicted of a felony however you will be barred for life unless you subsequently obtain a certificate of rehabilitation and possibly a governor's pardon.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/13/2012
Attorney at Law | Dorinda Ohnstad
Any felony conviction in California means that you can never own, possess or purchase a firearm.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/10/2012
Law Office of Anthony Sessa
Law Office of Anthony Sessa | Anthony Sessa
If you are convicted for a felony, any felony, you will be prohibited from ever owning or being in possession of a firearm for the rest of your life. Get smart and get a lawyer to defeat the charges against you.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/10/2012
Dennis Roberts, a P.C.
Dennis Roberts, a P.C. | Dennis Roberts
If convicted of a felony owning a gun is a separate crime - ex-felon in possession of firearm. Punishable by both state and feds.The court won't confiscate your guns now but you better get rid of them as if probation does a search you are in deep doo doo. Either sell them to a friend or a gun dealer but you cannot have them in your home.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/9/2012
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
The Law Office of Harry E. Hudson, Jr. | Harry E. Hudson, Jr.
If convicted of a felony, you may not even possess a firearm of any type.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/9/2012
    The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann
    The Law Offices of Christopher J. McCann | Christopher J. McCann
    If charged with domestic violence, you will be given a protective order that requires you to sell or turn over your firearms to a licensed dealer. If you are convicted of DV charges, California bars you from owning a firearm for 10 years. However, federally, it is a lifetime ban. That is clearly the more significant situation.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/9/2012
    The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache
    The Law Office of Stephanie M. Arrache | Stephanie Arrache
    People who have been convicted of felonies are not able to have access to firearms. This goes beyond owning firearms. California statutes define having access as being near a firearm, such as another person in your home having a firearm. If convicted, you will have to turn over possession of your guns to a person over 18 who does not live with you, a licensed gun dealer, or the police.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/9/2012
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    Any person who (a) has been convicted of a felony or is addicted to any narcotic drug may not own or have in his or her possession, custody, or control any firearm. (Penal Code12021(a).) It is unlawful for any person who is prohibited from possessing firearms, to possess ammunition. (Penal Code 12316(b).) A felony conviction refers to a conviction of an offense that can only result in felony punishment under California law, or any sentence to a federal correctional facility for more than 30 days, or a fine of more than $1,000, or both. (Penal Code 12021(f).) You will be given a opertunity to sale your firearms to a dealer.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/9/2012
    Thomas C. Brandstrader Attorney At Law | Thomas C. Brandstrader
    Felony convictions prevent gun ownership.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/9/2012
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    A charge is not a conviction. If you don't fight it, and with competent counsel, and you get convicted, guns are gone forever. It would be foolish not to fight such an offense.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/9/2012
    Law Offices of Aaron T. Hicks
    Law Offices of Aaron T. Hicks | Aaron Hicks
    If the burglary charges are felonies, then you will not be able to possess any firearms whatsoever, unless the charges are later reduced down to misdemeanors.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/9/2012
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