The full text of the law can be found under Title 18, United States Code, Section 922(g)(1).
The statute provides the following:
(g) It shall be unlawful for any person-
(1) who has been convicted in any court of, a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year….
to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, or possess in or affecting [interstate] commerce, any firearm or ammunition; or to receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.
In the case of a person who violates section 922 (g) of this title and has three previous convictions by any court referred to in section 922 (g)(1) of this title for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on occasions different from one another, such person shall be fined under this title and imprisoned not less than fifteen years, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court shall not suspend the sentence of, or grant a probationary sentence to, such person with respect to the conviction under section 922 (g). There is no maximum, they can be sentenced to life if they are an armed career criminal.
Convicted felon in possession of a firearm is a FEDERAL offense and would be handled under the sentencing guidelines in effect in the federal court system NOT Illinois.
Felon in Possession of a Firearm is not a state charge, but a federal charge. Sentences can vary depending on criminal history from one year to life.
Please refer to RCW 9.41.040.
Federal law- typically 5 years, no probation, no parole,
In addition to California law that makes possession of a firearm by a convicted felon a STATE felony, Federal law prohibits possession, and requires a 5 year sentence, without probation or parole.
in most, if not all states, a felon charge is a felon charge, which usually prohibits firearm ownership or possession......................
A felon can be "around" a person with a firearm as long as the felon doesn't own or possess the firearm, however, "possess" is subjective. If the felon can access the firearm, it might be considered possession if something were to happen.
The state of Washington might be the LEAST of your problem. The Federal sentence for that offense can be 15 years!
No, being in such a situation places the felon in what is known in the law as "Concurrent Possession" of a firearm.
It is court or police abbreviated 'lingo' meaning Felon In Possession of a Firearm.
No. No convicted felon can ever lawfully be in possession of a firearm.
Very simply, a felon cannot own or have possession of a firearm, anywhere in the U.S. There is an exception. IN SOME CASES a felon can have some or all of his rights restored.
This is a violation of Federal law in every state. Typically 5 yrs, no parole, no probation.
No, the state of residence has nothing to do with it. It is a violation of FEDERAL law (US Code, Title 18) for a convicted felon to ever own or possess a firearm. Missouri also prohibits felon in possession of a firearm, so a felon in possession may be convicted in both state and federal court for that crime.
No. Nor a concealed weapons license. Felons in possession of a firearm is a felony itself.
No. ANYTIME you are within the area of a firearm you are considered to be in "CONCURRENT POSSESSION" of the firearm.
yes it is within your possesion
Then I would imagine that there would be several reasons to hold the person involved. Unless the firearm was obtained while the felon was in a state of diminished capacity I would expect the possession charge to progress normally. The person had to have possession of the firearm to attempt suicide with it.