Categories Of Persons Restricted From Firearm Possession
Some people who have committed certain offenses in the past are restricted from possessing, purchasing, transferring and owning dangerous weapons, including firearms under Utah Code § 76-10-503. The following is a list of restricted persons:
- Category I Restricted Person – These are people who have been convicted of a violent felony, are on probation or parole for any felony, are on parole from a secure facility, or have been adjudicated delinquent within the last 10 years. If this category offender intentionally or knowingly purchases, transfers, possesses, uses or has in their custody a firearm, they are guilty of a second degree felony. Any other dangerous weapon is a third degree felony.
- Category II Restricted Person – This category applies to those who have been convicted of or are under indictment for a felony, have been adjudicated delinquent within the last seven years, are unlawful users of controlled substances, have been found not guilty due to insanity for a felony, have been found mentally incompetent to stand trial, have been adjudicated as mentally defective, is an illegal alien, have been dishonorably discharged, or have renounced United States citizenship. If this category offender purchases, uses, transfers, possesses, or has in their control a firearm, they are guilty of a third degree felony. Any other dangerous weapon is a class A misdemeanor.
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