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Legal Information: Arkansas

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
September 22, 2018

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)