How can I find out if I can legally purchase a firearm after a criminal conviction?

I have a communicating threats conviction; it’s the only charge I have and it’s without deadly weapon and no use of force or attempted force was used. Does it ban me state level or federal level from buying firearms?

Asked on September 20, 2013 under Criminal Law, North Carolina

Answers:

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Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney in the locality where you live to go over all paperwork that you have concerning your presumed felony conviction to see if you are eligible to purchase a fire arm in your state under state and federal law. From what you have written about, most likely you can purchase a fire arm legally but it is best to get a written opinion from the attorney suggested after all documents are reviewed by him or her as to your prior brush with the law.

FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

I suggest that you consult with a criminal defense attorney in the locality where you live to go over all paperwork that you have concerning your presumed felony conviction to see if you are eligible to purchase a fire arm in your state under state and federal law. From what you have written about, most likely you can purchase a fire arm legally but it is best to get a written opinion from the attorney suggested after all documents are reviewed by him or her as to your prior brush with the law.


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