Can I live in a home with someone that owns a gun if I’m a convicted felon and not on parole or probation? 12 Answers as of February 27, 2013

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William L. Welch, III Attorney | William L. Welch, III
You would run the risk that you might be charged with possession of that done, if for some reason the police were to discover it.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/27/2013
Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
As long as you don't own or possess the weapon, you residency may be ok.
Answer Applies to: Maryland
Replied: 2/24/2013
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq. | John J. Carney
If you are a felon you cannot possess, own, purchase, or even be in the same house or car with a gun as that is "constructive possession" and you will get a felony.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 2/20/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
Not unless your gun rights have been restored.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 2/20/2013
Universal Law Group, Inc. | Francis John Cowhig
You should call an attorney.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 2/20/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    No, you may not be in a house where a firearm is located. I advise you to have the owner place the firearm with a relative or rent a storage unit to keep it away from the house.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Austin Legal Services, PLC
    Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
    Convicted felons are not supposed to own or possess a firearm. I would only caution to be careful as they could theoretically argue that be living in the home you have "constructive possession" of the firearm as it could be under your control even though it's not actually physically in your possession.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    No, you cannot.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Patrick Earl Attorney
    Patrick Earl Attorney | Patrick Owen Earl
    This is very hard to do and not get in trouble because you can't have access to a firearm unless you right to a firearm is reinstated by a court of record, Superior Court. I advise you to NOT.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Henry Lebensbaum | Henry Lebensbaum
    You should call an attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Massachusetts
    Replied: 2/20/2013
    Rizio & Nelson
    Rizio & Nelson | John W. Bussman
    You may not have access to a firearm. If the gun is in a locked safe that you can't get to, that's probably OK. Don't put yourself in a position where you could be accused of having access to the gun. The State of CA is really cracking down on felons who have access to guns, so be careful.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 2/19/2013
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