What is the definition of a felony?
Throughout these gun law pages, we will refer to gun 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 Ohio, any crime punishable by a prison sentence of more than one year is a felony, along with any offense that the state’s statutes classify as a felony.1
1 Ohio Rev. Code § 2901.02