Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban in South Carolina

The 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 sportsmen.

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 great risk. Contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, to discuss how you can protect your rights.

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