In determining whether a conviction in a state court is a “conviction” of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, does federal, state or tribal law apply?

The law of the jurisdiction determines whether a conviction has occurred. Therefore, if the law of the jurisdiction does not consider the person to be convicted, they would not have the federal disability.

[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33); 27 CFR 478.11]

Last Reviewed July 14, 2020