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Domestic Violence Convictions and their Impact on Your Right to Own Firearms

Domestic violence convictions can impact your life in a number of ways, most of which will follow you for years to come. According to federal law called the “Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban”, also known as the “Lautenberg Amendment”, it is illegal for anyone under a restraining order to own, use, or transport guns or ammo. Additionally, state laws prohibit convicted felons from legally owning a firearm.

While this may seem like a resounding no to the question of whether or not you can own a firearm, this isn’t always the case. In fact, with the advocacy of a strong Las Vegas criminal defense lawyer, you can prevent this from ever taking place. If you have already lost your gun rights due to a disqualifying crime, you will have to wait 3 to 5 years before you can apply for a weapon permit once more.

If you have been convicted of a domestic violence misdemeanor, our legal team can help expunge or seal your record 7 years after you were either released from jail, or your case was closed. Your case will be closed after you serve time in jail, or otherwise complete any court-ordered requirements, such as counseling, community service, etc. If you have been convicted of a domestic violence felony, you must wait 12-15 years to seal your record. Once you successfully file a petition to have your record is sealed, Las Vegas law enforcement will delete the arrest entry from your online record--thus allowing you to obtain the firearms you so desire.

Contact Our Law Vegas Criminal Defense Lawyer

At the Law Office of David R. Fischer, we prioritize our clients’ needs above all else. If you have been convicted of domestic violence, and are concerned about the impact this will have on your right to own firearms, look no further for an experienced, skilled, and dedicated Las Vegas criminal defense attorney. No matter the complexities or challenges of your case, our legal team will offer you the comprehensive legal services you deserve.

Contact us at your earliest convenience by calling (702) 866-9864.

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