Possession of a Firearm by a Felon – Indianapolis Attorney
If you have been convicted of a felony, you are not permitted to carry a firearm. This is true under Indiana law and federal law. Additionally, Indiana has a separate code section that prohibits a person deemed a serious violent felon from possessing a firearm. These are serious charges and should be handled by an experienced lawyer. If you are facing charges for possession of a firearm by a felon, you can turn to Chambers Law Office for help.
Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
Under Indiana law, IC 35-47-4-5, a serious violent felon who knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Level 4 felony.
For purposes of this law, a serious violent felon is a person who has been convicted of an offense specified in the statute, which includes crimes such as murder, voluntary manslaughter, certain serious categories of felony battery, domestic battery as a Level 5-2 felony, kidnapping, rape, child molesting, robbery, certain drug dealing offenses and carjacking, among others. (See IC 35-47-4-2(b) for a complete list).
A Level 4 felony carries a minimum and maximum penalty of 2-12 years with an advisory sentence of 6 years.
Indianapolis Criminal Defense and Gun Crimes Attorney
After spending nearly five years as a Marion County deputy prosecutor, Julie Chambers opened Chambers Law Office in 2012, drawing on her experience to protect and defend the rights of her clients. She will work closely with you, explaining the process every step of the way, working to obtain the best possible result in your case. If you have been accused of being a felon in possession of a firearm, call today to speak with an attorney at 317-450-2971.