If I plead guilty for a Class B misdemeanor will that keep me from owning a gun? 9 Answers as of March 22, 2013

I plead guilty to a charge of interfering with Communications device (domestic violence related) Class B misdemeanor. Will this keep me from obtaining a firearm? If so, will having it expunged allow me to obtain one?

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Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
Edward D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law | Edward D. Dowling IV
I would need further information to answer. You should consult an attorney and disclose all the facts and circumstances.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 3/22/2013
The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones
The Law Office of B. Elaine Jones | B. Elaine Jones
A misdemeanor conviction should not keep you from owing a gun. A felony conviction would.
Answer Applies to: Florida
Replied: 3/21/2013
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
The charge is not one that is listed in the prohibited misdemeanor laws. If you are off probation and do not have a ten year restriction from the judge you may own a gun.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/21/2013
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You cannot have a conviction expunged. You need to consult with an attorney to find out if your state prohibits you from owning a gun after a conviction.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/21/2013
Attorney at Law
Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
This is on the California site and there is no such thing as class B misdemeanors here.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/21/2013
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Ask a gun dealer this varies from State to State.? Expungment is good in any case.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 3/21/2013
    Law office of Robert D. Scott | Robert Scott
    It depends upon whether a gun was involved in the Class B misdemeanor.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland
    Replied: 3/21/2013
    Connell-Savela
    Connell-Savela | Jason Savela
    DV convictions mean that you cannot own a gun.
    Answer Applies to: Colorado
    Replied: 3/21/2013
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    It is up to the issuing authority of your state's FOID cards to determine if you can obtain a FOID card, with which to get a firearm. Of course, if you plead guilty to the charge and get an expungeable sentence, such as supervision, you eventually can get that expunged from your record and get your firearm.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 3/21/2013
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