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Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

Possession of a Firearm by a Felon


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 that prohibits a person deemed to be a serious violent felon from possessing a firearm. These are serious charges and should be handled by an experienced criminal defense 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 years as a Marion County deputy prosecutor, Managing Attorney Julie Chambers opened Chambers Law Office in 2012, drawing on her experience to protect and defend the rights of her clients. Ms. Chambers, along with Of Counsel Attorney, Katie Kawiecki, will work closely with you, explaining the process every step of the way, striving 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.