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I was arrested for HS 11350 a. I have completed pc1000 and the case has been dismissed. Can I purchase a firearm now?

Rialto, CA |

During my time on pc1000 before getting the case dismissed I was denied purchase.

No other problems with the law besides this hiccup.

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Most likely because under PC 1000 the guilty plea you had was never entered and never became a judgment and now has been dismissed prior to entry of judgment. Therefore you have no felony preventing you from gun ownership (unless you have other criminal history).

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On the sole basis of that information, yes.

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My other two colleagues are correct, assuming you are accurate in the description of your situation. That being said, you should confirm with your attorney that you have no firearm restrictions prior to going near firearms or ammo. And, to be completely certain, you can fill out this form (a "PFEC"): and submit it to the CA Dept. of Justice along with the $20 fee and they will tell you whether they believe you have any restrictions in a formal letter. Of course, that might take a couple months. But, if you are in no rush, it is worth the piece of mind, and may be cheaper, because if you go to buy a gun and you come back prohibited, you could be charged with a crime and/or the dealer could charge you a restocking fee.

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