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Legal Information: Arkansas

State Gun Laws

February 12, 2020

What is the penalty for violating the "no gun" provision in the order of protection?

If the order of protection forbids the abuser from having a gun, and s/he violates this part of the order, AR state law says that any violation of an order of protection is a Class A misdemeanor that can be punished by jail time of up to 1 year, a fine of up to $1,000, or both.1  S/he may also face additional criminal charges for having a weapon if s/he is violating other AR state laws.

The abuser may also face criminal penalties if s/he violates the federal firearm law.  See Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 A.C.A. §9-15-207(b)