Legal Information: Ohio

State Gun Laws

November 4, 2020

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

WomensLaw is not just for women. We serve and support all survivors, no matter their sex or gender.