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What is a Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent in Tulsa?

possession of a firearm by a delinquentAdjudication is another name for judgment, decision, ruling, or determination by a court of law. Minors who commit crimes may be adjudicated as juvenile delinquents.

In Tulsa, Oklahoma, possession of a firearm by a delinquent is a felony offense.

What is Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent in Tulsa?

In Tulsa, a delinquent child or youthful offender who had been adjudicated for a previous offense that would have been considered a felony had the minor been tried as an adult is prohibited by law from possessing a firearm for 10 years from the date of such adjudication.

Firearms include any pistol, imitation or homemade pistol, altered air or toy pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or any other dangerous or deadly firearm.

The adjudicated delinquent offender also may not be in a vehicle or a residence where a firearm is present. The only exception would be in the home of a licensed peace officer. (Okla. Stat. tit. 21 § 1283)

Penalties for Possession of a Firearm by a Delinquent

Possession of a firearm by a delinquent in Tulsa, Oklahoma is a felony offense, and punishable by between one and 10 years in prison.

Free Consultation: Tulsa Criminal Defense Attorney

If you or someone you know has been accused of possession of a firearm by a delinquent in Oklahoma, please contact a Tulsa criminal defense attorney to discuss your available legal options.

Consult with an experienced attorney at the Tulsa Criminal Defense Law Firm today, by calling 918-756-9600 or toll-free at 1-888-447-7262.

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