Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

Understanding Negligent Discharge Of A Firearm Laws – PC 246.3

What is important to understand with laws regarding negligent dishcharge of a firearm is firing a gun in celebration, to show off or to demonstrate how the gun operates can be a criminal offense under California Penal Code 246.31, which punishes anyone who negligently discharges a firearm, BB or pellet gun2. Negligent Discharge Of A…

8 Must-Know Legal Facts About “Carrying A Switchblade”

A switchblade1 is a serious and deadly weapon. Possession of one under any circumstances is a criminal violation under Penal Code Section 21510. Below are 8 must know legal facts about how California treats this crime. Overview Of Penal Code 21510 PC PC 21510 makes it clear that it is illegal to possess or carry a…

Shooting At Inhabited Dwelling Or Occupied Vehicle

Should you intentionally discharge a firearm at an inhabited dwelling or at an occupied motor vehicle or building, then your conduct comes under PC 2461, an offense commonly targeted at gang members. It makes no difference for purposes of this code section if the dwelling is occupied so long as it is being used as…

Openly Carrying An Unloaded Firearm Under California Penal Code 26350

It is illegal to openly carry a firearm, loaded or not1, under Penal Code 26350 pc2. Below our Los Angeles criminal defense lawyers explain the law and how it is enforeced in California. Definition Of Carrying An Unloaded Firearm In Public The elements of openly carrying an unloaded firearm are: You carried a handgun That was unloaded…

California Penal Code 21310 PC: Carrying A Concealed Dagger

California law regulates possession or carrying of certain knives known as daggers or dirks under Penal Code Section 213101. You may not conceal these knives on your person but you may openly carry them under Penal Code 20200 provided it is in a sheath hanging or suspended from your waist. What Is Considered A Dirk…

California Laws On Carrying A Loaded Firearm In Public

California Laws On Carrying A Loaded Firearm In Public

It is illegal to carry a loaded firearm in California under penal code 29850 pc in the following areas1. In public On a public street In an unincorporated area2  In a vehicle  This is unless you are an exempt person or under certain circumstance3. Who Is Exempt From This Prohibition On Carrying A Loaded Firearm…

9 Things You Should Know About Brandishing A Firearm Or Weapon

9 Things You Should Know About Brandishing A Firearm Or Weapon

In this guide, I will explain nine (9) things you should know about brandishing a firearm or weapon. Brandishing a firearm or weapon is a crime which is prosecuted under penal code 417. However, merely taking out a weapon to display or show off is not a crime so long as you did not do so…

California Laws on Carrying a Concealed Firearm

California has some of the strictest gun laws in the country. One is the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon under Penal Code Section 254001. Below we explain the law for carrying a concealed weapon. Elements of Unlawfully Carrying a Concealed Weapon While you can possess a number of guns in your home and be…