While the Constitution does contain the Second Amendment, giving American Citizens the right to bear arms, there are ways in which this right can be restricted. In Ohio, O.R.C. Section 2923.13 lists the ways in which a person is legally not permitted to possess a firearm.
- A convicted felon
- Under indictment for or convicted of any violent felony offense
- Under indictment or has been convicted of illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution or trafficking of drugs
- Dependent on drugs, in danger of drug dependence or a chronic alcoholic
- Is mentally incompetent, ill, defective or committed to a mental institution
The possible penalties for being charged with Weapons Under Disability are:
- Up to 36 months in Prison; and
- Fines up to $10,000
As you can see, possessing a firearm while under a disability can carry serious consequences, and it is important that if you are facing these charges that you have experienced representation. The attorneys at Johnson & Core have handled numerous of these cases and can help you with the best defense possible.