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Can You Buy A Gun If You Have A DUI in Florida?

Can You Buy A Gun If You Have A DUI in Florida?

  • May 24th, 2021
  • Bruce Denson
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Can You Buy A Gun If You Have A DUI in Florida?

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.