Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon

People convicted of felonies lose many rights, one of them being the right to keep and bear arms. A person with a felony conviction can face severe penalties in Nevada if he or she is later convicted of possessing or owning a firearm.

This is a very serious offense that can result in state or federal charges. If you are a convicted felon who has been arrested for illegal possession or ownership of a firearm, you will want to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible.

Las Vegas Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Lawyer

Pariente Law Firm, P.C. helps clients who have been accused of all sorts of guns and weapons charges. We represent clients throughout Clark County, including such communities as Laughlin, Paradise, Sunrise Manor, North Las Vegas, Henderson, and Spring Valley.

As a former prosecutor, Michael Pariente knows what weaknesses in these cases can be exploited to get charges reduced or dismissed. Our firm can review your case and help you understand your legal options when you call (702) 966-5310 to set up a free, confidential consultation.

 

Clark County Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Overview

 

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Nevada Definition of Convicted Felons

Nevada Revised Statute § 179C.010 defines a convicted person as someone who has been:

  • Convicted in Nevada or any other state of two or more offenses punishable as felonies
  • Convicted in Nevada of an offense punishable as a category A felony
  • Convicted in Nevada or any other state of a crime that would constitute a category A felony if committed in Nevada

Persons Prohibited from Ownership or Possession of Firearm in Clark County

The level of felony offense for prohibited firearm ownership by certain persons is listed in Nevada Revised Statute § 202.360. Under this statute, it is a category B felony if the person who owns or has any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control:

  • Has been convicted of a felony in Nevada, any other state, any political subdivision thereof, or in violation of the laws of the United States of America, unless the person has received a pardon and the pardon does not restrict his or her right to bear arms
  • Is a fugitive from justice
  • Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to, any controlled substance

It is a category D felony if the person who owns or has any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control:

  • Has been adjudicated as mentally ill or has been committed to any mental health facility
  • Is illegally or unlawfully in the United States

 

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Nevada Penalties for Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon

A conviction for the category D felony level of this this offense can result in:

  • Minimum one year and maximum four years in state prison
  • Maximum fine of $5,000

A person convicted of the category B felony level of this this offense may be sentenced to:

  • Minimum one year and maximum six years in state prison
  • Maximum fine of $5,000

 

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Clark County Firearm Possession by Convicted Felon Defenses

The level of felony offense for prohibited firearm ownership by certain persons is listed in Nevada Revised Statute § 202.360. Under this statute, it is a category B felony if the person who owns or has any firearm in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control:

  • Firearm possessed only for necessary self-defense
  • Firearm possession occurred while taking weapon form another person committing a crime
  • Illegal search and seizure
  • Insufficient evidence
  • No possession or ownership
  • Unknowing possession

 

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Find the Best Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Lawyer in Las Vegas

Michael Pariente defends clients in the city of Las Vegas as well as surrounding areas like Enterprise, Boulder City, Mesquite, and Nellis Air Force Base. Whether you were arrested on the Vegas Strip or another area in Clark County, Pariente Law Firm, P.C. will provide aggressive legal defense against the charges you face.

Our firm will review your case during a free consultation when you call (702) 966-5310 today. We have a thorough understanding of Nevada’s firearms rules and regulations, and we will use our knowledge to vigorously pursue the most desirable outcome that helps you face the fewest possible penalties.

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