Call Us Today 951-849-2081

PC 246.3 Willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAVE YOU BEEN CHARGED WITH PC 246.3?

If so, I can help you fight these charges. I have almost 20 years of experience exclusively in Criminal Defense and I know how to defend those accused of committing PC 246.3, also known as willful discharge of a firearm with gross negligence. 

What does the district attorney have to prove for PC 246.3:

1. That YOU discharged a firearm;

2. That YOU discharged a firearm in a grossly negligent manner;

3. That YOUR conduct could result in injury or death to a person.

This allegation could be charged as a Misdemeanor (up to 1 year in county jail) OR as a Felony (from Probation up to 16 months/2 years/3 years State Prison). As a Felony this is a "Strike" offense (Serious) under the Three-Strikes Law. PC 1192.7(c)(8) & (23); PC 1170.12 if personal use of a firearm was plead and proven. 

California Penal Code section 246.3 states:

(a) Except as otherwise authorized by law, any person who willfully discharges a firearm in a grossly negligent manner which could result in injury or death to a person is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year, or by imprisonment pursuant to subdivision (h) of Section 1170.

(b) Except as otherwise authorized by law, any person who willfully discharges a BB device in a grossly negligent manner which could result in injury or death to a person is guilty of a public offense and shall be punished by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year.

(c) As used in this section, “BB device” means any instrument that expels a projectile, such as a BB or a pellet, through the force of air pressure, gas pressure, or spring action.

DON'T WAIT CALL TODAY

Fear of the unknown is not a good thing. Let me help make that fear disappear by giving me a phone call and lets see what I can do to help make your troubles go away. A Free Consultation may be all you need to start feeling better about your situation!

Menu