Can You Buy A Gun If You Have A DUI in Florida?
- May 24th, 2021
- Bruce Denson
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Your Second Amendment Right to own a gun should not be infringed upon by a DUI conviction. Florida law recognizes the constitutional right to bear arms. The right is sacred, but it is not absolute. A citizen may be prohibited from possessing or purchasing a firearm when the individual has been convicted of certain criminal offenses.
How to Buy A Gun If You Have A DUI
To legally purchase a gun from a licensed dealer a person must pass a background check. Florida conducts this check using state and federal databases.
What type of crimes disqualify you from purchasing a firearm?
You cannot purchase a firearm if you:
- Have been convicted of any felony.
- Have been convicted of domestic violence (even if it’s a misdemeanor).
- You are on probation for any criminal offense, including DUI
(there are other disqualifiers, but we are focusing on DUI for this article)
So, a conviction for misdemeanor DUI should not be a problem. But a felony conviction will be. Regardless if you are facing a felony or misdemeanor DUI, you should consult with an attorney to protect your rights.