Gun Crimes

In 2014, there were nearly 1,000,000 guns sold in California.[1] There are tens of millions of legally owned guns in California. But, even legally owned guns are subject to strict California laws. Every aspect of gun ownership is regulated in California—purchasing, owning, transporting, and using—it is all regulated in California. If you own guns in California, it is especially important to know and understand all the rules. The Department of Justice puts out a summary of firearms laws that is a good reference.

If you have been charged with a gun crime, it is important to have an attorney that is experienced with the entire body of California gun crimes. The laws can be confusing and contain many exceptions.

California Laws on Buying and Owning a Firearm:

California Laws on Carrying a Firearm:

California Laws on Using a Firearm:

California Firearm Sentencing Enhancements:

Determining which of these enhancements applies to a case may require a nuanced analysis and depends on the particular facts of the case.

If you or someone you know is facing charges related to firearms, get an experienced attorney to work for you. The Virga Law Firm has experience representing clients in all types of gun cases and will develop the most effective defense in your case.





[1] http://oag.ca.gov/sites/all/files/agweb/pdfs/firearms/forms/dros_chart.pdf