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Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence
Answers to some common questions on the use or purchase of a firearm(s) by a person convicted of a domestic violence crime.
Must a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) be designated as a “domestic violence” offense?
Does the prohibition on receipt or possession of firearms and ammunition apply if the person was convicted of an MCDV prior to the enactment of 18 U.S.C. 922(g)(9) on September 30, 1996?
Does the disability apply to law enforcement officers?
Are local criminal ordinances "misdemeanors under State law" for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9) and (g)(9)?
What State and local offenses are "misdemeanors" for purposes of 18 U.S.C. 922(d)(9) and (g)(9)?
What should an individual do if he or she has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
Is an individual who has been pardoned, or whose conviction was expunged or set aside, or whose civil rights have been restored, considered convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?
Is the relationship between the parties an element of an MCDV?
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?
What is a "misdemeanor crime of domestic violence"?