Felon in Possession of a Firearm — Louisiana

New Orleans Weapons Crimes Defense Attorney

 

If you are being criminally charged with Possession of Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person Convicted of Certain Felonies, contact Elizabeth B. Carpenter Law for a consultation.  We are ready to defend you and protect your rights!

Possession of Firearm or Carrying Concealed Weapon by a Person

Convicted of Certain Felonies — La R.S. 14:95.1

It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of a crime of violence which is a felony or simple burglary, burglary of a pharmacy, burglary of an inhabited dwelling, unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling, felony illegal use of weapons or dangerous instrumentalities, manufacture or possession of a delayed action incendiary device, manufacture or possession of a bomb, or possession of a firearm while in the possession of or during the sale or distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, or any violation of the Uniform Controlled Dangerous Substances Law which is a felony, or any crime which is defined as a sex offense, to possess a firearm or carry a concealed weapon unless to felony conviction has been set aside.

 

Penalties

Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not less than 10 nor more than 20 years without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence and be fined not less than $1,000.00 nor more than $5,000.00.

Whoever is found guilty of attempting to violate the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than 71/2years and fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $2,500.00

This crime is a felony.

Cleansing Period

The provisions of this Section prohibiting the possession of firearms and carrying concealed weapons by persons who have been convicted of certain felonies shall not apply to any person who has not been convicted of any felony for a period of 10 years or more from the time of arrest.

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