Drive By Shooting Charges

Discharging a firearm from a motor vehicle goes by the more common name, drive by shooting. This is more than simply firing a gun from a moving vehicle. It can include allowing someone to bring a gun into your car or allowing any passengers to fire a gun from the car.


  • Allowing a passenger to bring a gun into the vehicle is a misdemeanor punishable by up to 6 months in jail. It may also include a maximum $1,000 fine.
  • If you or your passengers fire a gun from your car, it can be charged as a misdemeanor or felony. As a misdemeanor, it is punishable by a maximum 1 year in jail and $1,000 fine. A felony charge can be punished by a maximum 3 years in prison and $10,000 fine.
  • Shooting in the direction of another person from a vehicle is automatically a felony, punishable by up to 7 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.