If on probation for drinking and driving, can a person possess a firearm and why does a probation officer never visit an individual’s home? 7 Answers as of March 31, 2014

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Law Offices of Naser J. Khoury
Law Offices of Naser J. Khoury | NASER J KHOURY
If you are on probation for drinking and driving, you are on what's called summary probation and it is not monitored probation that is why a probation officer does not come and check up on you. Also a DUI conviction is a misdemeanor unless you seriously injure someone while intoxicated than it will be filed as a felony. Since your conviction is a misdemeanor, you can own and posses a firearm. That being said, if you are convicted of a felony and you are on monitored formal probation you CANNOT own a firearm or even ammunition. One last thing if you are convicted of a misdemeanor and charged with Domestic Violence, even though it is misdemeanor you CANNOT own or possess a firearm under this circumstance as well.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 3/31/2014
Lawrence Lewis
Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
You most certainly can put firearms on top of alcohol problem. It makes a good mix. The probation officer will pop up when least expected, maybe when probationer is drunk and playing with firearm.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 3/31/2014
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
This depends on the terms in the probation order. The probation agents do not usually visit homes of people on probation for misdemeanors.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/31/2014
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC
Law Office of Thomas A. Medford, Jr., PC | Thomas A. Medford, Jr.
The answer to the first question depends on the law in the jurisdiction that you are in. In regard to the second question the absence of a home visit could be as a result of a heavy caseload.
Answer Applies to: District of Columbia
Replied: 3/31/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
Check your probation terms to make sure but it is customary that a person on probation cannot use or possess any firearms or weapons. Usually the PO will visit the house initially to validate the address.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 3/31/2014
    Hudson Bair | Hudson Bair
    Assuming this is the only conviction you have AND its a misdemeanor conviction, this conviction should not prevent you from owning a gun.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 3/31/2014
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
    Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
    It depends upon the terms of the probation, and it is not required that the probation officer actually visit the person's residence. For from opinion I would have to have all of the details.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 3/31/2014
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