Sec 12050 of the California Penal Code provides that with a California concealed weapons permit would allow an individual to carry a loaded pistol, revolver or other firearm capable of being concealed on the person.

With a valid CCW, Sec 12025 of the California Penal Code or the Law Against carrying a concealed weapon or Sec 12031 or the Law against Carrying a Loaded Firearm in Public would not apply to the individual.

The application process for obtaining a California CCW is separated into three phases. The first one is the submission of a paper application to the proper authorities and payment of the application fee. The second phase involves the interview process, where the applicant is interviewed to determine the need for the permit, the criminal history and the consequences in the carrying of a concealed weapon. The individual’s fingerprints are also taken in this phase. In some instances, there is a psychological evaluation such as psychological testing. Payment of the necessary fees would be required.

To comply with all the requirements of the application for a permit, one needs to show that the applicant is of good moral character as well as with just cause to justify the permit to be issued. You need to be a resident of the area where the permit is being sought to be issued and there has been full compliance and attendance in the mandatory of the firearms training class.

There is a class of individuals that are prevented from applying for a CCW permit. These include who have been convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor offenses, individuals addicted to narcotics, those that have been convicted of a domestic violence crime and have lost their gun rights and those diagnosed as mentally ill.

The obtaining a permit to carry a concealed weapon is a serious matter in California. Should you be or know anyone facing any of these charges, do reach out to the lawyers at the Law Offices of Ramiro J. Lluis for a free consultation today.