Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon or Juvenile Delinquent

It is unlawful for any person to own or to have in his or her care, custody, possession, or control any firearm, ammunition, or electric weapon or device, or to carry a concealed weapon, including a tear gas gun or chemical weapon or device, if that person has been convicted of a felony in the courts of this state, found, in the courts of this state, to have committed a delinquent act that would be a felony if committed by an adult and such person is under 24 years of age, convicted of or found to have committed a crime against the United States which is designated as a felony, found to have committed a delinquent act in another state, territory, or country that would be a felony if committed by an adult and which was punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year and such person is under 24 years of age; or found guilty of an offense that is a felony in another state, territory, or country and which was punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding 1 year. 

Does Not Apply:

This statute does not apply to a person whose convicted of a felony and has had his or her civil rights and firearm authority restored or whose criminal history record has been expunged.

Punishment:

 Any person who violates this section commits a felony of the second degree, punishable by 15 years in state prison and a $15,000.00 fine.

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