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Legal Information: Delaware
Updated: December 8, 2020
What is the penalty for violating the federal and state firearm laws?
Under Delaware state law, anyone who is prohibited by law from possessing a deadly weapon can be guilty of a class C, D or F felony, punishable by incarceration. The length of time of incarceration depends on various factors - you can read about these factors in sections (c) through (g) of the law, 11 Del. Code § 1448, on our DE Statutes page.1
Also, anyone who owns, has, or buys a gun in violation of the federal firearm law can be punished by a fine, jail time for up to 10 years, or both.2
1 11 Del. Code § 1448(c)-(g)
2 18 USC § 924(a)(2)
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