Time for a fresh start.
Unfortunately, you don’t have a clean slate to match. You have a record that you can’t ignore. Can a convicted felon own a gun in Ohio?
In Ohio, it is legal for people to possess firearms without running the risk of being detained for doing so, but convicted felons are not granted this privilege. All Ohio citizens have the right to keep and bear weapons. However, it does not apply to someone with a prior felony conviction.
The Constitution recognizes that someone may want to bear arms and protect themselves and their family. You should contact an Ohio criminal defense attorney if you wish to have your status reinstated or were found in illegal possession of a firearm.
Under Ohio law, if you are under indictment for or have been found guilty of any felony offense involving the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking of any drug of abuse, or if you have been found guilty of any felony offense of violence, you are not permitted to obtain or knowingly, possess, carry, or use any firearms. (Ohio Revised Code 2923.13)
The National Instant Criminal Background Check System is used to verify the identity of anybody purchasing firearms from a registered firearms dealer. Criminal convictions are screened for during this background investigation, so a felony applicant is likely to be rejected.
You may be able to regain your Second Amendment rights in numerous circumstances fully. According to Ohio Revised Code 2923.14, a petition in state court is necessary to request the reinstatement of the possession of a firearm by a convicted state offender.
Per Ohio gun laws, a judge will assess your case and take the following elements into account:
Convicted felons in Ohio must be aware of the regulations governing the firearm possession rights. One may be subject to harsh punishments—such as fines and lengthy jail time—if found guilty of possessing a firearm. This is not a charge that you should take chances with. You should contact The Botnick Law Firm, LLC, for a free consultation if you have been arrested.
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If you have served your time on felony convictions, your past should not be held over your head. Contact a criminal defense attorney at The Botnick Law Firm today if you have been arrested. Don’t hesitate to schedule your free consultation.