Legal Question in Criminal Law in New Mexico

I was charged with Aggravated Domestic Battery, I plead to Simple Battery due to the fact that I did not want to drag my children through court and was also assured by my lawyer that I could not lose my right to carry a firearm. After pleading I then I could not carry due to the incident stemming from a domestic. If I had known this I would have taken the case to court. Can I carry a firearm/

Asked on 6/07/12, 5:44 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

No. You are a "prohibited person" under federal law, and may never again in your lifetime possess a firearm or a dangerous instrumentality. [Check with a criminal defense attorney about changing your plea on the grounds of misrepresentation.

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Answered on 6/21/12, 8:38 pm

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