Sunday, January 18, 2009
Weapons Permit with a Felony
Q.: I have a Class D felony, the charge was burglary, this happened when I was 18, and is my only thing on my adult record. It was non-violent. Am I able to apply for a hand gun permit in the county?

A.: In Indiana the term "proper person" to carry a handgun includes a person:

* Who is 18 and has not been convicted of a crime which carries a sentence in excess of one year.

* Who is not a drug or alcohol abuser, does not have a reputation or propensity for violence or instability.

* Who has not made a false statement of material fact on his application.

* Does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement or of violating Indiana's weapon laws within five years of the application.

* Does not have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult if the applicant is less that 23.

An arrest for a Class A or Class B felony, or other felony that was committed while armed or involved violence, may be used to deny a license even if there was no conviction, if the court has found probable cause to believe that the person committed the offense.

Every initial application will be granted or rejected within sixty days. Current licenses are valid for four years from the date of Issuance. Indiana also offers lifetime permits.

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