California Penal Code 246.3
Have you been charged with Negligently Discharging a Firearm in California? Violation of California Penal Code 246.3 can result in a felony conviction on your criminal record. In order to preserve your freedom, you may be best served by contacting an experienced criminal defense attorney. At MacGregor & Collins, LLP, our criminal attorneys provide free California penal code information to help alleged offenders better understand their charges. Call today to receive a free confidential case evaluation to help you avoid jail time.
PC 246.3 Defined
Orange County Negligently Discharging a Firearm is defined as shooting a firearm carelessly under circumstances where it could have caused the death or injury of someone else.
In order to prosecute for violating CPC 246.3 Negligently Discharging a Firearm, the state has the burden to prove that the defendant was guilty of:
- intentionally firing a gun
- doing so carelessly
- actions that could have resulted in the death or injury of someone else
Possible Penalties for Violating CPC 246.3
The penalties or punishments for Negligently Discharging a Firearm depend on a number of factors including your criminal history and the circumstances surrounding the case. Negligently Discharging a Firearm can be filed under (felony or misdemeanor), and those found guilty can face:
- Misdemeanor – Up to I Year in the Orange County Jail and a maximum $1,000 fine
- Felony – 16 months, 2 or 3 Years in the California State Prison and a maximum $10,000 fine
Offenders may face restrictions on owning firearms, and also be subjected to the California Three Strikes law.
Alleged offenders can utilize several different defense strategies to fight their charges, most of which must be determined based on the specific circumstances of each individual’s case.
If you are facing charges for California Penal Code Section 246.3 Negligently Discharging a Firearm, our attorneys can help you. MacGregor & Collins has provided top-notch legal services for alleged criminals throughout California for decades and has done so with a great deal of success. We can help you understand the charges against you and do our best to get you the best possible outcome for your case. Call us today to take advantage of a free confidential case evaluation for CPC 246.3 with no obligation to retain our services.