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, the person would not have the Federal disability.
[18 U.S.C. 921(a)(33); 27 CFR 478.11]

Last Reviewed September 10, 2015