Having a concealed carry license in Ohio is a privilege, not a right. As such, your concealed carry license may be suspended upon the occurrence of several events. Pursuant to R.C. 2923.128, if a person holding a valid concealed carry license is arrested for or charged with an offense listed under R.C. 2923.125, the sheriff who issued the concealed carry license must suspend it. The offenses for which you must be arrested for or charged with are:
- Any felony;
- An offense under Chapter 2925 (drug offenses), 3719 (controlled substances) or 4729 or the Ohio Revised Code that involves the illegal possession, use, sale, administration, distribution or trafficking in a drug of abuse;
- A misdemeanor offense of violence; or
- A violation of R.C. 2903.14 (negligent assault) or 2923.1211 (falsification of concealed handgun license).
This means that you do not have to be convicted of a criminal offense to have your concealed handgun license suspended. Simply being arrested for or charged with one of the enumerated offenses listed above will result in your concealed carry license being suspended.
Columbus and Delaware, Ohio Criminal Defense Attorney
If you have been charged with a criminal offense in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in fighting the charges. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your criminal offense case.
Can My Concealed Carry License Be Suspended Because of a Temporary Protection Order?
Yes. Many temporary protection orders are initially granted on an ex parte basis (i.e., without the party subject to the order being present). For example, if your girlfriend/boyfriend seeks a temporary protection order due to allegations of domestic violence, it will most likely be granted initially on an ex parte basis. A hearing will be held within 7 days of the ex parte hearing where you will have an opportunity to confront your accuser, cross-examine that person and their witnesses, and argue that the protection order should not be granted.
However, upon the granting of the initial ex parte temporary protection order, your concealed carry license will be suspended. Therefore, it is critical that you speak with an experienced attorney immediately.
What if the Charges are Dismissed or the Temporary Protection Order is Denied?
If you are acquitted at trial, the charges are dismissed, or the temporary protection order is denied after a full hearing, the suspension of your concealed carry license shall be terminated. Your license will be returned to you. However, many sheriff’s departments in Ohio do not fully understand concealed carry laws and will attempt to not return your license. This is where an experienced attorney will be invaluable.
If you are convicted at trial, enter a plea to a lesser-included offense, or the temporary protection order is granted after a full hearing, your concealed carry license will be subject to suspension. The duration of the suspension varies if you are convicted or enter a plea to a lesser-included offense. The length of the suspension due to the granting of a temporary protection order will be for the duration of the protection order.
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If you are seeking or subject to a protection order in Columbus or Delaware, Ohio, contact Johnson Legal, LLC and speak with an experienced protection order attorney. Attorney David Johnson of Johnson Legal, LLC will discuss your case and assist you in obtaining a protection order or having it denied. Call (614) 987-0192 or send an email to schedule a consultation regarding your protection order matter.