Domestic abuse has been recognized as a very serious problem affecting families and household members all across Maine. A protection order can, among other things, prohibit one party from contacting another party, and a violation of this order can result in criminal charges. “Abuse” and “family or household members” have specific definitions under the law, and are explained below.
There are many different ways people ask the question, but what they really want to know is “will this criminal conviction prohibit me from possessing firearms?”
The Second Amendment guarantees that “…the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” In Maine in particular, owning a gun is a right of passage passed down from generation to generation. However, there are many criminal convictions that can result in a ban on your right to possess firearms.