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How Long After a DUI Can You Get a Concealed Carry Permit?

If you’ve been convicted of a DUI, you might be wondering how it might affect you. Although common consequences of a DUI include jail time, probation, and fines, it can also cause you to lose some civil rights. Our Orange County DUI and gun attorney explain if you will be able to get a concealed weapon permit after being charged with a DUI.

Can I Get a Concealed Carry Permit After A DUI?

Under California law and federal laws, individuals convicted of certain offenses lost their right to own a firearm and to get a concealed carry permit. In most cases, a standard misdemeanor DUI in California won’t affect a person’s ability to own a firearm or obtain a concealed carry permit. However, there are specific types of DUI charges can affect your ability to obtain a concealed carry permit.

If you’ve received four or more DUI convictions within the last ten years, it is considered a felony. State and federal laws state that a felon can’t purchase or own a firearm. You can also receive a felony DUI for a DUI that resulted in injury or death. If a DUI offense involved other crimes, including domestic violence or a drug crime, it could also affect your ability to obtain a concealed carry permit.

Experienced Orange County DUI Attorney

If you’re concerned about how your DUI charges may affect your future, it’s important to seek legal guidance. Carrying a concealed firearm without a permit can result in harsh penalties. Our team at Law Offices of Virginia L. Landry, Inc. is highly experienced in DUI and gun cases. Our team can analyze your case to get your DUI expunged and to help you get a concealed carry permit. When you have our team on your side, you can rest assured that we will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results for your case.

Contact our Orange County DUI lawyers today at 949-694-8804 to schedule a virtual consultation!