Riverdale, GA asked in Criminal Law and Domestic Violence for Georgia

Q: Can you purchase a firearm with a domestic misdemeanor charge?

2 Lawyer Answers
John Kim
John Kim
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Duluth, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Unfortunately, no. While Georgia law does not explicitly prohibit it, federal law prohibits you for purchasing, possessing, or transporting firearms if you have been convicted of a family violence/domestic misdemeanor. A remedy you may pursue is to seek a pardon from the Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles. Best of luck.

Joshua Schiffer
Joshua Schiffer
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Roswell, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: It is a violation of Federal Law to purchase or posses firearms if you have been convicted of a domestic violence crime. It is basically the only misdemeanor that affects a fundamental constitutional right like this. That is why it is EXTRA important you get the right lawyer for your charge.

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