2014 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 14 - Criminal Law
RS 14:95.10 - Possession of a firearm or carrying of a concealed weapon by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery

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§95.10. Possession of a firearm or carrying of a concealed weapon by a person convicted of domestic abuse battery

A. It is unlawful for any person who has been convicted of the crime of domestic abuse battery, R.S. 14:35.3, to possess a firearm or carry a concealed weapon.

B. Whoever is found guilty of violating the provisions of this Section shall be imprisoned with or without hard labor for not less than one year nor more than five years and shall be fined not less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.

C. A person shall not be considered to have been convicted of domestic abuse battery for purposes of this Section unless the person was represented by counsel in the case, or knowingly and intelligently waived the right to counsel in the case; and in the case of a prosecution for an offense described in this Section for which a person was entitled to a jury trial in the jurisdiction in which the case was tried, either the case was tried by a jury, or the person knowingly and intelligently waived the right to have the case tried by a jury, by guilty plea or otherwise. A person shall not be considered convicted of R.S. 14:35.3 for the purposes of this Section if the conviction has been expunged, set aside, or is an offense for which the person has been pardoned or had civil rights restored unless the pardon, expungement, or restoration of civil rights expressly provides that the person may not ship, possess, or receive firearms.

D. For the provisions of this Section, "firearm" means any pistol, revolver, rifle, shotgun, machine gun, submachine gun, black powder weapon, or assault rifle which is designed to fire or is capable of firing fixed cartridge ammunition or from which a shot or projectile is discharged by an explosive.

E. The provisions of this Section prohibiting the possession of firearms and carrying concealed weapons by persons who have been convicted of domestic abuse battery shall not apply to any person who has not been convicted of domestic abuse battery for a period of ten years from the date of completion of sentence, probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

Acts 2014, No. 195, §1.

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