Defending Possession of a Firearm After a Felony in Tulsa requires careful preparation by your criminal defense attorney. While the United States Constitution provides the “right to bear arms,” the Oklahoma State Constitution applies further protections. In Art. II, § 26 the authorities “shall never” prohibit the right to bear arms for defense of person or property. However, the section further states that “nothing” in the state’s constitution “shall prevent” legislators from regulating weapons. Thus, there are some legitimate legal paths the state has to enforce penalties on those in possession of a firearm after receiving a felony conviction.
Oklahoma Laws Governing Firearms and Possession:
Oklahoma Statutes prohibit people with former felony convictions from carrying or owning firearms. This is specifically listed here: Okla. Stat. tit. 21 §1283. Thus, a person with felony convictions may not own or keep a firearm in their home, nor shall they be a passenger or driver of a vehicle containing one. This applies to all felony convictions whether in or outside of Oklahoma.
This statute lists the items authorities consider firearms. This is more than simply a gun. It can be any of the following:
– Pistols (this included altered and homemade also)
– Sawed off Shotguns
– Rifles of any type
– and more
Possession of a Firearm by Felons and Legal Penalties:
If you are facing charges of possession of a firearm after a prior felony conviction, you are looking at heavy consequences. You are subject to a possible 10 years in prison and additional felony charges. However, if you are not the felon in possession, but knowingly aid someone with a felony charge get a firearm you also face charges. These include fines reaching $5,000 and revocation of your personal handgun license if you have one.
We Can Help You Get Your Life Back
Possession of a firearm after a felony conviction is a charge that the prosecutors in Oklahoma pursue with vigor. Although this crime is often recked with jail time and large fines and costs there may be some factors that mitigate this crime. Nobody wants a second felony conviction. There are circumstances where you can have your firearm rights reinstated. However, you must not have a second felony conviction in order to receive this legal pass. Let us help you reinstate your rights and defend you. Call our Oklahoma attorneys in Tulsa at 918.743.2233
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