Indiana is renowned for its lenient gun laws, but there are still certain restrictions in place for those with a criminal record. According to Indiana law, IC 35-47-4-5, any serious violent offender who knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits illegal possession of a firearm by a serious violent offender, a level 4 felony. This means that anyone convicted of a serious and violent crime is prohibited from owning a firearm. Moreover, those convicted of domestic violence are also barred from owning or purchasing a firearm.
Fortunately, Indiana has laws that enable those with criminal records to have their firearm rights restored. Federal law also prohibits convicted felons from possessing or possessing a firearm. In addition to this, Indiana courts may also forbid certain people from possessing firearms when issuing some types of domestic violence protection orders. If you are not otherwise prohibited from owning a firearm (under federal law or Indiana law), you do not need a license to carry a gun with you while you are in your home, apartment, or property on your property.
However, if you wish to carry the weapon in your car or on your body, you must have a valid Indiana gun permit. Possession of a handgun without a license is a Class A misdemeanor and could result in a level 5 felony if you have a previous conviction for this offense or another felony. In order to be eligible for criminal record removal in Indiana, an individual must pay all fines, fees, court costs, and restitution obligations associated with their convictions and must not have any criminal cases pending. If successful, this will specifically renew their eligibility to own a gun under Indiana law and to own firearms under federal law.
If you have been charged with illegal possession of a firearm or any other gun-related crime in Indianapolis, Indiana, it is essential to seek legal advice from an experienced criminal defense attorney. They can help you fight the charges and safeguard your rights. Additionally, if you have any queries about carrying licenses, concealed carrying permits, or appealing a denial of a license, contact an experienced gun law attorney for assistance.