Q: Can a person with a domestic violence charge 20 years ago purchase a gun in California?
No jail time served. Pleaded guilty, had a fine and short probation. All this was around 20 years ago.
A: No. Federal ban is lifetime so it overrides California law.
more info needed.
sounds like a misdemeanor which is less serious than a felony 273.5 DV.
The Federal Lifetime Gun Ban controls.
however, i would consider hiring a lawyer and putting the matter (assuming no injury and you pled to it without a lawyer) on calendar. If a felony move under 17b to make it a misdemeanor and then 1203 dismissal if a judge will do it.......which is normally not in the cards............a governors pardon might also work.
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