Louisville, CO asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Colorado

Q: Does a contempt of court protection order violation charge with a domestic violence factual basis count as a MCDV?

This is for firearm ownership 18, U.S.C. §922 (g) (9) and it is a misdemeanor

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A: Under 18 U.S.C. §922(g)(9), an individual convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) is prohibited from possessing firearms. Whether a contempt of court protection order violation with a domestic violence factual basis qualifies as an MCDV would depend on the specific circumstances and facts surrounding the case, including the elements of the offense and the relationship between the parties. To ascertain how the law applies to your specific circumstances, it would be prudent to consult with an attorney who can provide legal advice based on a full understanding of the facts and the applicable law.

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