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Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

Under Ohio Revised Code §2923.13, individuals who are under indictment or have been convicted for any violent offense are prohibited from acquiring, having, carrying, or using any firearm. The rights to firearms are restored for nonviolent felons after they complete their sentences, and violent felons can petition the court to have their rights restored so long as they can demonstrate they have "led a law-abiding life since discharge or release, and appears likely to continue to do so."

A convicted felon who is charged with possessing a firearm faces serious penalties, including significant fines and a lengthy prison sentence. A weapon does not necessarily have to be working or even on the body of the individual in order to result in a possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charge.

Dayton Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Lawyer

If you are charged with the illegal possession of a firearm, it is extremely important for you to work with a highly experienced criminal defense attorney. The dedicated lawyers at the Joslyn Law Firm provide aggressive defenses against possession of a firearm by a convicted felon charges, and we will fight to protect your rights.

Our firm helps clients from all over Montgomery County, including locations such as Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Troy. If you have been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, you should immediately contact the Joslyn Law Firm at (937) 356-3969 or send us a message online to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

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Ohio Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Penalties

Illegal possession of a firearm by a convicted felon in Ohio is considered a third-degree felony. On its own, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon can result in:

  • Up to 36 months in prison
  • Fines of $10,000

While a convicted felon can face serious repercussions for possession of a firearm alone, it is not uncommon for most gun crimes to be additions to other federal charges. The total severity of these accusations further underscores the importance of hiring a highly capable Dayton criminal defense attorney.

Possible Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Defenses

The specifics of every gun crime are different, but there are certain defense strategies that have been effective in helping getting charges reduced or dismissed. Some examples of arguments that may create a reasonable doubt about the government's case against you include, but are not limited to:

  • Lack of evidence you possessed the firearm
  • You did not knowingly possess the firearm
  • Firearm was found through an illegal search
  • You possessed the firearm while taking it from another person who was committing a crime
  • You possessed the firearm only because you were transporting it to a law enforcement agency

Because every case is unique, there are certainly other defenses that might apply your own situation. You will want to make sure you have legal counsel that examines the specifics of your case and develops the best possible strategy for fighting the charges against you.

Find the Best Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Lawyer in Dayton

It can be incredibly stressful and frightening to be charged with illegal possession of a firearm. The Joslyn Law Firm understands the tremendous burden these charges place upon individuals, and we fight for clients in Dayton as well such communities as Huber Heights, Piqua, Kettering, Beavercreek, and New Carlisle.

You can receive a free consultation when you contact the Joslyn Law Firm by calling (937) 356-3969 or sending us a message online. Our criminal defense attorneys represent individuals throughout Montgomery County facing gun charges, and we will work tirelessly to help you achieve the most favorable outcome possible to your case.