A person who has been convicted of a felony will lose some of their rights, like the right to own a firearm or the right to vote. Losing their right to own a firearm means they cannot be in possession of a firearm at all. If a person is arrested and charged with possession of a firearm as a felon, they face serious penalties and will want to get legal assistance right away.
Category One or Two Restrictions
A convicted felon can be considered a category one restricted person or a category two restricted person. The two different categories help determine the penalties the person will face if they’re convicted of possession of a firearm by a restricted person.
Category Two Penalties
A convicted felon who has completed probation or parole and who was not convicted of a violent crime will be considered a category two restricted person. If they …