Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
A felony conviction in Nevada is a serious charge, which can have long-lasting effects on the individual, even after the sentence has been successfully completed. Felons lose their right to vote, the ability to serve in the military, hold public office, serve on a jury, and can have great difficulty finding a job due to background checks. Additionally, the ability to find housing, and receive college grants or scholarships is also affected.
It is also unlawful for a person who has been convicted of a felony offense to own or possess a firearm, regardless of the intended or actual use of the weapon and whether the gun is loaded or unloaded. It is illegal in Nevada and every other state for a convicted felon to possess a firearm. If you are a convicted felon and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm in the state of Nevada, it is important that you have an experienced firearm attorney on your side.
Las Vegas Lawyer for Possession of a Firearm by a Felon
A defense attorney who is highly knowledgeable in Nevada weapons law and the criminal justice system can be an important ally to have on your side. The Law Office of Joel M. Mann can help defend your case, from the moment of arrest and beyond. With nearly ten years of experience, Joel M. Man will aggressively make every effort to help you avoid harsh penalties and fines. If you or a loved one has been arrested or is being investigated for a possessing a firearm as a felon, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann today at (702) 474-6266 to schedule a free consultation.
Nevada’s Definition of a Convicted Felon
Nev. Rev. Stat. § 179C.010 defines a convicted person as anyone who has been:
- Convicted in Nevada or in another state of two or more offenses that were punishable as felonies;
- Convicted in the state of Nevada for an offense that was punishable as a category A felony;
- Convicted in Nevada or in another state of a crime that would constitute a category A felony in Nevada.
Possession of a Firearm by a Felon under Nevada Law
According to Nev. Rev. Stat. § 202.360, anyone who has been convicted of a felony in the state of Nevada or any state in the United States cannot own, possess or be in custody of a gun or firearm. Additionally, anyone who is a fugitive is also subject to punishment under this law. In Nevada, an individual who has received a pardon from the government that does not prohibit their right to bear arms may own or possess a firearm.
If you are convicted of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, you can be charged with a category B felony and this sentence carries a term of one to six years in a Nevada state prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.
Law Office of Joel M. Mann | Las Vegas Possession of a Firearm by a Felon Attorney
If you or someone you know is has been charged with possessing a firearm in Las Vegas and is a convicted felon, contact the Law Office of Joel M. Mann. You have already served your time. Let Las Vegas firearm attorney Joel M. Mann fight hard to help you avoid or minimize the penalties for a subsequent criminal offense. Joel M. Man represents clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, Boulder City, Mesquite, Laughlin, Paradise, Winchester, and the surrounding Clark County areas. Call the Law Office of Joel M. Mann at (702) 474-6266 today for a free consultation about your alleged weapons offense.