Firearms Restrictions with Domestic Violence Charges in Ohio

Ohioans convicted of felony or misdemeanor crimes of Domestic Violence face a possible lifetime restriction on the possession, purchase, sale, or transport of firearms. When you are charged with a Domestic Violence offense, a you can expect to spend time in jail until you are brought before a judge. The judge will almost certainly place you under a Temporary Protective Order (TPO), restricting your access to the alleged victim and to any firearms. With regards to guns, you should receive the following notification, in an oral or written statement: "As a result of this order or consent agreement, it may be unlawful for you to possess or purchase a firearm, including a rifle, pistol, or revolver, or ammunition pursuant to federal law under 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(8) for the duration of this order. If you have any questions whether this law makes it illegal for you to possess or purchase a firearm or ammunition, you should consult an attorney." This prohibition on firearms…

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