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Houston Gun Possession by Felons Lawyers

In the United States, the government maintains a citizen’s right to bear arms, which have evolved over time from muskets to high-powered scoped rifles. However, as this right afforded in the Bill of Rights has evolved with weapons technology, the government has imposed certain limitations. In particular, the federal government does not permit certain felons to possess or carry firearms.

If you have been charged with these crimes, finding an experienced and knowledgeable attorney should be a priority. For more information regarding your defense options, contact the Houston gun possession by felons lawyers of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., at 713-222-0400 today.

Felonies and Gun Ownership

While the 2nd Amendment protects the right to own a firearm, the federal government and state governments are still permitted to make certain restrictions on gun ownership. Perhaps one of the most well-known is the gun ban for felons convicted of certain crimes. The following individuals may be exempt of these restrictions, despite being convicted of a felony:

  • Those punished by a prison term under one year
  • Those convicted of felonies in other countries
  • Those convicted of felonies involving illegal business practices

According to the federal legal code, convicted felons who commit crimes associated with antitrust violations, unfair business practices, or similar trade regulation violations may still be permitted to own firearms. This does not necessarily cover every offense considered a white-collar crime, but may apply to several of these offenses.

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If you have been charged with federal gun possession and have been convicted of a prior felony, you may be facing serious penalties. To learn more about your rights as a defendant and how we may be able to help, contact the Houston gun possession by felons attorneys of Johnson, Johnson & Baer, P.C., today by calling 713-222-0400.