It is common knowledge that you can lose your gun rights if you are convicted of a felony charge. However, the Supreme Court of the United States recently ruled, in Viosine v. United States, that persons convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence charges cannot buy or possess firearms. This means if you are charged with Simple Assault, or Assault on a Female, or any other misdemeanor crime of domestic violence your gun rights may be in jeopardy.
It is not immediately clear how this will affect misdemeanor domestic violence convictions in North Carolina. However, considering the current gun-control climate in our society, it is likely that more strict laws regarding gun control are on the horizon. So, if you are charged with a crime of domestic violence we advise that you seek the help of an experienced assault attorney.
If you were charged with Simple Assault, Assault on a Female or any other crime of domestic violence, contact our attorneys Kristi Haddock and Wiley Nickel for a free consultation. They will zealously fight for your rights and will help you prevent the potential negative consequences of a conviction. Call us at 919-585-1486, or email Kristi Haddock at Kristi@wileynickel.com. Our office is centrally located in Cary, North Carolina near interstate 40 and Harrison Avenue.