NRS 202.360 is a Nevada law which limits who can own or possess a firearm. First, it bans felons from owning or possessing firearms. Second, it bans persons subject to a domestic violence restraining order. It also bans drug users, or certain people with a mental illness, from possessing firearms. If NRS 202.360 bans you from gun ownership, yet you possess a firearm, you are committing a felony with a penalty or punishment of up to 1 to 6 years in prison or a fine up to $5,000.00.

Felon in Possession of a Firearm

Have you been convicted of a felony? If so, you cannot lawfully possess a firearm in the State of Nevada. It is common for individuals to get arrested for “felon in possession” of a firearm, even when they are not committing any other crime. Quite often, this will happen when law enforcement has some other reason to search a vehicle or home and finds a firearm. If the State believes it can prove that a felon, rather than some other person, is the person owning or possessing that firearm, they will be charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

If you have been charged with this crime, consult with the Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at Liberators Criminal Defense today to discuss a plan for your case, including possible defenses to a “possession” offense, such as the unlawful possession of a firearm.     

Out-of-State or Federal Felonies Still Bar Firearm Possession

If a felony conviction is from a different jurisdiction, the convicted felon is still not allowed to possess a firearm in Nevada. If you believe you might have a felony conviction from a different jurisdiction which makes it illegal for you to possess a firearm in Nevada, but are not sure, consult with the Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at Liberators Criminal Defense today.  

Domestic Battery and Domestic Violence

Even a minor domestic battery conviction most likely means that it is unlawful for you to possess a firearm in Nevada. If you believe you might have a domestic battery or violence conviction which makes it illegal for you to possess a firearm in Nevada, but are not sure, consult with the Las Vegas criminal defense attorneys at Liberators Criminal Defense today.