Colorado Springs, CO asked in Criminal Law for Colorado

Q: In Colorado is a convicted felon able to legally own and/or possess a firearm?

If the answer is no, does that change 10 years or sometime after the conviction for felony?

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John Kenneth Joyner
John Kenneth Joyner
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: A convicted felon is barred from owning firearms by federal law. There is supposed to be an appeals process, but the government has not funded it.

Short of a pardon, you are out of luck.

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Brian K. McHugh
Brian K. McHugh
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Littleton, CO
  • Licensed in Colorado

A: Generally, the answer to both your questions is no. However, if the purpose of the possession was the protection of the person's home, their person, or their property, rights protected under the Colorado Constitution, a felon charged with possession of a firearm may have an affirmative defense to the charge at trial.

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