Carrying a Loaded Firearm in a Vehicle or Public Place is a crime. However, even carrying an unloaded firearm in public may be prosecuted under California Penal Code §26350(a).
What does the prosecutor have to prove?
1. Defendant carried a loaded firearm on his or her person, or in a vehicle.
2. Defendant was in a public place or public street in an incorporated city or in a prohibited area of an unincorporated territory
Misdemeanor: 0-364 days