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Legal Information: Indiana

State Gun Laws

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Updated: 
December 11, 2020

What is the penalty for violating firearm laws?

Under Indiana state law, anyone who has or buys a gun after being convicted of domestic battery is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor, or a Level 5 felony if certain conditions are met, and can be punished by jail time of up to one year, a fine of up to $5,000, or both.1 Also, anyone who has a handgun after being convicted of a serious violent felony is guilty of a Level 4 felony, which can be punished by incarceration of between two and twelve years, with the advisory sentence being six years. In addition, the person may be fined up to $10,000.2

1 IC §§ 35-47-2-1(c), (e); 35-47-4-6; 35-50-3-2
2 IC §§ 35-47-4-5(c); 35-50-2-5.5