Las Vegas, NV asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Nevada

Q: Firearms ownership. Would I be a prohibited person with a misdemeanor conviction (non DV)?

Hello, I was arrested for Assault/ Deadly Weapon, which was amended to Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, in 2010. It is non DV related. The conviction carries a possible maximum sentence of 6 months. Would I be banned from firearm ownership due to the initial charge of ADW, even though it was amended to Disorderly Conduct? The conviction is not attached to any violent crime, and not attached to any domestic violence crime. This happened in Clark County Nevada. Thanks in advance.

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Malcolm P. LaVergne
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A: This type of conviction is not an automatic bar to prohibiting you from possessing firearms, but you should get a Nevada attorney to seal your prior criminal record. And always fully disclose if you are asked about prior arrests/convictions of certain types when you apply for a firearm permit or purchase a weapon.

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