Impacts of conviction on gun ownership

Many people are aware that any felony conviction will permanently bar a person from owning, or even possessing, a firearm.  However it is less known that even a misdemeanor conviction for a crime of domestic violence will keep a person from owning a gun under both federal law and Nebraska law.  Another collateral consequence to be aware of in Nebraska is that a conviction of any Nebraska law "relating to firearms, unlawful use of a weapon, or controlled substances" will prevent a person from applying for a concealed carry permit for 10 years.  If you find yourself facing criminal charges of any kind and gun ownership is important to you, you should ask your attorney about the impact of any possible conviction or plea deal on your gun rights.