Possession of Body Armor by Felon

When you have been arrested for a firearms violation then you need to hire an experienced criminal defense lawyer who can provide the best legal defense for a firearms charge.

The U.S. Sentencing Guidelines provide for a Base Level Offense of 10 for simple possession of body armor by a person previously convicted of a felony, this means a sentence of six to twelve months. If you use the body armor in connection with anther felony offense the base increases by 4 levels, which means an increased sentence of fifteen to twenty-one months. From there the Guideline range continues to increase based on your prior criminal history.

18 U.S.C. 931(a)
In General. Except as provided in subsection (b), it shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, own, or possess body armor, if that person has been convicted of a felony that is: (1) a crime of violence (as defined in section 16); or (2) an offense under State law that would constitute a crime of violence under paragraph (1) if it occurred within the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States.


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