During a verbal argument with two individuals, an off-duty Sheriff’s Deputy pulled out his gun and pointed it at them in a threatening manner. Law enforcement was called and after their investigation, they determined that the Deputy was the aggressor and he did not act in self-defense. The Deputy was arrested and charged with assault with a gun in violation of Penal Code 245 and brandishing a firearm in violation of Penal Code 417 — we presented our own investigation to the prosecutor and as a result, the assault with a gun charge was dismissed. Nonetheless, with a conviction for brandishing a firearm, the Deputy would automatically lose his right to own any gun or other firearm for 10 years. With a lot of hard work, we were able to convince the prosecutor and the Judge that the Deputy satisfied all the requirements of Penal Code 29860. The Deputy is now permitted to own a firearm.