Possession Of A Weapon – Previous Offender
Denver Possession Of A Weapon Attorney, C.R.S. 18-12-108
Possession of a weapon by persons previously convicted or adjudicated (as a juvenile) of certain previous offenses is prohibited in Colorado under both federal and state laws. Possession can result in criminal charges of either a class 6 felony or a class 5 felony, depending on the underlying crime that caused the disqualification.
In the event an individual was formerly convicted of crimes involving burglary, arson or any felony involving the use of force or a violent weapon, he or she will be charged with a class 5 felony. ( C.R.S. 18-12-108)
Contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, today, at 303-731-0719, regarding possession of a weapon by a former offender questions.
According to federal law, you are prohibited from possessing a weapon if you:
- Have been convicted* of a crime punishable by imprisonment greater than one year (note that this includes felonies and some misdemeanors in Colorado)
- Have been convicted* of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (not every crime Colorado calls “domestic violence” qualifies to exclude your firearm possession under federal law)
Additional restrictions imposed by Colorado law prohibit weapon possession (gun rights) if you:
- Have previously been convicted* of a felony
- Have previously been adjudicated as a juvenile for an offense that would have been a felony if committed by an adult
- Are on probation or are subject to a specific court order restricting possession
- Other miscellaneous provisions
If you or a loved one has been contacted by the police regarding possession of a weapon by a previous offender, exercise your right to remain silent and contact O'Malley and Sawyer, LLC, immediately. Well fight for your freedom; contact us at 303-731-0719. We’ve been proving for our clients’ innocence for years in Adams, Arapahoe, Denver, Douglas, Jefferson and other Colorado counties.
For more information concerning firearms, look at our firearm rights page.
*There are many interpretations of the term “conviction,” and your specific situation deserves an in-depth study, which may impact whether you are prohibited from possessing a firearm in Colorado. For example, a deferred judgment and sentence may be viewed by some Colorado or federal jurisdictions as a conviction, and in others, not a conviction. Know and protect your Colorado gun rights by contacting us today.