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Can I Possess a Firearm After Being Convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery?

Oct. 3, 2022

If you have pled guilty to Domestic Abuse Battery under La. R.S. 14:35.3, you can not possess a firearm for a period of ten years from the date of completion of your sentence. Under La. 14:95.10, a person who possesses a firearm after being convicted of Domestic Abuse Battery faces a minimum penalty of one year in jail and a maximum penalty of twenty years in jail. The sentence is without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. To retain your rights to possess a firearm, you need to prevail at trial, or your attorney should request your charges be amended to a charge that does not affect your ability to possess a firearm.