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Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban for Military Personnel

The Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban is a Federal Law that prohibits anyone convicted of a crime of domestic violence in South Carolina from using or possessing a firearm.

This has a drastic effect on members of the United States Military, including those serving in the Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines or Navy. Because the law has no exceptions for those in military service it effectively bars those convicted of even a first offense of misdemeanor criminal domestic violence from serving.

It is important to know that being arrested for CDV does not trigger this prohibition. The law does not apply until someone has been convicted. Once an arrest is made however it is critical for those in service that they fight their charges in order to maintain their military enrollment.

If you or a loved one currently services in the military, or has plans to enlist, and has been charged with Criminal Domestic Violence (CDV) please contact the Law Office of James R. Snell, Jr., LLC, to discuss your legal rights. Call (888) 302-5840.

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