California Illegal Sale of Firearm Attorney
Fighting to Defend Your Legal Rights
In California, there are strict regulations regarding the sale of legal firearms. Failure to follow these regulations can result in serious legal penalties and long-lasting social consequences that accompany a criminal conviction. If you have been charged with illegally selling or distributing a firearm, contact the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry as soon as possible. With over 30 years of criminal defense experience, our California illegal sale of firearm defense attorney, Virginia L. Landry, is an authority on the state’s gun laws. We understand how to navigate the nuances of these laws and work to protect your rights, your freedom, and your future.
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Who Can Sell a Firearm in California?
It is mandatory in the state of California that all firearm sales go through a licensed dealer. In other words, it is illegal to sell, distribute, lease, or transfer a firearm to another individual without the proper licensing. Additionally, licensed firearms sellers may only transfer certain firearms that are authorized for sale under the permit. The sale, distribution, leasing, or transferring of any illegal firearm is not permitted in the state of California.
If you are not licensed to sell a firearm, you can arrange to sell or transfer the firearm but the actual transfer must take place through an authorized dealer.
Anyone who sells or transfers a firearm in California must also conduct a background check. Failing to conduct a background check or selling/transferring a firearm to someone who fails a background check can result in revocation of your license.
What Are the Penalties for Illegal Sale of Firearms in California?
Selling a firearm without a license is a misdemeanor in California. This includes sales conducted over the internet or in person. Those found to be in violation of these laws may face harsh penalties.
The consequences of illegally selling, leasing, or transferring a firearm in California may include:
- Up to six months in county jail
- Up to $1,000 in fines
Remember, these penalties are for each firearm that is illegally sold. So, for example, if an individual is convicted of selling 10 firearms without a license, he could face up to ten times the minimum jail time and fines.
Let Our Team Fight for You
California gun laws are incredibly complex and, with new legislation going into effect this year, many law-abiding gun owners aren’t aware of their rights. At the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, we are California gun authorities. Our gun law attorney can help you understand your rights under both federal and state law. Most of all, we are committed to fighting to protect these rights and working to secure your future. If needed, we are prepared to aggressively advocate for you in the courtroom.
Get in touch with the Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry; call (888) 272-6668 or contact us online. We are available 24/7.