Claude, TX asked in Criminal Law for Texas

Q: Does a misdeamenor possession charge bar you from purchasing a gun in the state of texas? no arrest. just a 500$ ticket?

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Roy Lee Warren
Roy Lee Warren
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • San Marcos, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: Thanks for your question.

The answer is typically, no. However, there are certain misdemeanors (upon conviction), such as family violence, that will restrict you gun rights.

All felonies will prohibit gun ownership, federally for life and under the state's law for 5 years after the conclusion of the case. Meaning probation or parole has been complete for 5 years. After the appropriate time period has expired, you may possess a firearm in your home only. You may still possess black powder weapon and crossbow or bow.

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