Legal Information: Guam

State Gun Laws

Updated: 
January 30, 2018

What is the definition of a felony?

Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to laws that make it illegal for someone convicted of a felony to have a gun. A felony is a more serious crime than a misdemeanor. In Guam, a felony is a crime that can have a sentence of imprisonment for over one year.1 Felonies in Guam are defined by first, second and third degrees.2 However, you cannot always tell if someone was convicted of a felony only by looking at the amount of time s/he actually served in prison since sentences are often reduced or pled down. If you are unsure if the abuser was convicted of a felony, you might want to talk to the prosecutor who handled the criminal case against the abuser to find out or go to the courthouse to search the conviction records.

1 9 GCA §1.18
2 9 GCA § 1.19(a)