Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban in South Carolina
Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban is a part of the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act of 1997. This
act bans the use or firearms or ammunition by those convicted of
misdemeanor domestic violence (CDV),
felony domestic violence (CDVHAN) or those who have received an
Order of Protection against them in Family Court.
This law makes it a separate offense, one that will be prosecuted by the
United States in Federal Court, for those who have been convicted of CDV 1
st or any other type of criminal domestic violence in South Carolina to own
or possess a firearm. This is a mandatory prohibition and the South Carolina
Courts have no authority to offer any relief from this penalty. This can
have a drastic effect on those in
military service as well as
If you have been charged with any type of domestic violence offense in
South Carolina your right to lawfully possess and use any firearm is at
Contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, to discuss how you can protect your rights.