Unlawful Possession of a Firearm in Texas
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Sec. 46.04. UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREARM. (a) A person who has been convicted of a felony commits an offense if he possesses
(1) after conviction and before the fifth anniversary of the person's
release from confinement following conviction of the felony or the person's
release from supervision under community supervision, parole, or mandatory
supervision, whichever date is later; or
(2) after the period described by Subdivision (1), at any location other than
the premises at which the person lives.
(b) A person who has been convicted of an offense under Section 22.01, punishable
as a Class A misdemeanor and involving a member of the person's family
or household, commits an offense if the person possesses a firearm before
the fifth anniversary of the later of:
(1) the date of the person's release from confinement following conviction
of the misdemeanor; or
(2) the date of the person's release from community supervision following
conviction of the misdemeanor.
(c) A person, other than a peace officer, as defined by
Section 1.07, actively engaged in employment as a sworn, full-time paid employee of
a state agency or political subdivision, who is subject to an order issued under
Section 6.504 or Chapter 85, Family Code, under Article 17.292 or Chapter
7A, Code of Criminal Procedure, or by another jurisdiction as provided by
Chapter 88, Family Code, commits an offense if the person possesses a firearm after receiving
notice of the order and before expiration of the order.
(e) An offense under Subsection (a) is a felony of the third degree. An offense
under Subsection (b) or (c) is a Class A misdemeanor.
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