Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon

The state of Ohio adheres to the constitutionally protected individual right to bear arms. A person may possess or own a firearm without the worry that they will be arrested for doing so. This is not the case for individuals who have been convicted of a felony offense. A convicted felon is not considered to have the same rights as other citizens, and is limited in his or her ability to possess a firearm.

With this being the case, there have been many situations where a convicted felon has unwittingly broken laws because they do not have a strong comprehension of Ohio firearm policies. An illegal possession of a firearm can come with severe penalties that can make the difficult situation of being a previously convicted felon even worse.

Taking the steps necessary to ensure that you are doing everything possible to fix the situation, namely by hiring a capable criminal defense attorney, will make this process much simpler and less prone to miscalculations.

Columbus Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Attorney

Adding to the inconvenience and problems that inevitably comes with being a convicted felon is something that everyone should focus on avoiding. If an issue does arise, such as an illegal possession of a firearm charge, it needs to be met with an aggressive defense that puts you in a favorable position at the outset. Working with a qualified Columbus criminal defense attorney will give you the opportunity to effectively argue your case and get the charges reduced or dismissed.

Brian Joslyn, of the Joslyn Law Firm, is a knowledgeable central Ohio attorney who is committed to providing excellent client service while focusing on making certain that your individual rights are protected throughout the entire process.

Call (614) 444-1900 or send an online message to set up a risk-free consultation to go over the specifics of your case with the Joslyn Law Firm today. Brian is proud to represents individuals in the Ohio counties of Delaware, Franklin, Madison, Licking, Fairfield and Pickaway.


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Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon under Ohio Law

According to ORC §2923.13, no person shall knowingly acquire, have, carry, or use any firearm or dangerous ordnance, if any of the following apply:

  • The person is a fugitive from justice;
  • The person is drug dependent or a chronic alcoholic;
  • The person is under adjudication of mental incompetence or has been found by a court to be mentally ill; or
  • The person is under indictment for or has been convicted of any felony offense of violence or the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution, or trafficking in any drug of abuse.

The charge of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is classified as a felony of the third degree. This charge, if convicted, comes with a presumptive sentence of up to 5 years in prison and / or fines of up to $10,000.


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Joslyn Law Firm | Franklin County Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon Arrest Lawyer

If you or a loved one is dealing with a possession of a firearm charge in central Ohio, the Joslyn Law Firm is prepared to help your through this difficult process. Committed to preserving your rights as a an Ohio and United States citizen, Brian Joslyn can be counted on to provide quality legal representation in what is most likely a stressful point in time for you.

Call (614) 444-1900 to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss you case in detail with Brian. The Joslyn Law Firm proudly represents individuals in and around the central Ohio cities of Ashley, Dublin, Gahanna, Upper Arlington, Minerva Park, London, West Jefferson, Pataskala, Utica, Bremen, Lancaster, Circleville and Ashville.