August 13, 2012 By Paul Wallin

Carrying a Concealed Weapon in Orange County can Result in Felony Charges in California (PC 12025)

Except in extremely limited circumstances, you may not carry a concealed firearm on your person in public in California unless you have a valid California Concealed Weapons Permit (CCW).  CCW permits are issued only by a county sheriff to residents of the county, or by the head of a city police department to residents of that specific city only. Your Orange County concealed weapons defense lawyer at Wallin & Klarich explains  how California penal code section 12025 directly addresses concealed firearm cases:

12025.  (a) A person is guilty of carrying a concealed firearm when he or she does any of the following:

  1. Carries concealed within any vehicle which is under his or her control or direction any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
  2. Carries concealed upon his or her person any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.
  3.  Causes to be carried concealed within any vehicle in which he or she is an occupant any pistol, revolver, or other firearm capable of being concealed upon the person.

You could potentially be charged with a misdemeanor or felony on a concealed weapon offense in California depending on the circumstances. A felony conviction could result in a jail sentence of up to three years along with mandatory fines and fees.  It could also result in a lifetime ban against you, and you will never be able to legally possess a firearm again.  It is important to know that it is no defense to this charge that you properly registered the firearm.  If you or a loved one is facing a concealed weapons charge in California you should contact the experienced and aggressive criminal defense firm of Wallin & Klarich at (888)749-0034.  We’ll be there when you call.

AUTHOR: Paul Wallin

Paul Wallin is one of the most highly respected attorneys in Southern California. His vast experience, zealous advocacy for his clients and extensive knowledge of many areas of the law make Mr. Wallin a premiere Southern California attorney. Mr. Wallin founded Wallin & Klarich in 1981. As the senior partner of Wallin & Klarich, Mr. Wallin has been successfully representing clients for more than 30 years. Clients come to him for help in matters involving assault and battery, drug crimes, juvenile crimes, theft, manslaughter, sex offenses, murder, violent crimes, misdemeanors and felonies. Mr. Wallin also helps clients with family law matters such as divorce and child custody.

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