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UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF FIREAREM BY SERIOUS VIOLENT FELON (SVF)

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Indiana Code 35-47-4-5 Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon (SVF)

A serious violent felon who knowingly or intentionally possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Level 4 felony.

 

"Serious violent felon" means a person who has been convicted of committing a serious violent felony in

Indiana or any other jurisdiction in which the elements of the crime for which the conviction was entered are substantially similar to the elements of a serious violent felony or attempting to commit or conspiring to commit a serious violent felony in Indiana as provided under IC 35-41-5-1 or IC 35-41-5-2; or any other jurisdiction in which the elements of the crime for which the conviction was entered are substantially similar to the elements of attempting to commit or conspiring to commit a serious violent felony.

 

"Serious violent felony" means murder; voluntary manslaughter; reckless homicide not committed by means of a vehicle; battery as a Class A felony, Class B felony, or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, Level 4 felony, or Level 5 felony for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; domestic battery as a Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, Level 4 felony, or Level 5 felony; aggravated battery; kidnapping; criminal confinement; rape; criminal deviate conduct;  child molesting; sexual battery as a Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; robbery; carjacking; arson as a Class A felony or Class B felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 4 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; burglary as a Class A felony or Class B felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 1 felony, Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 4 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; assisting a criminal as a Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; resisting law enforcement as a  Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; escape as a Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 4 felony or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; trafficking with an inmate as a Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; criminal organization intimidation; stalking as a Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014 or Level 4 felony or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014; incest; dealing in or manufacturing cocaine or a narcotic drug; dealing in methamphetamine or manufacturing methamphetamine; dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance; dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance; dealing in a schedule V controlled substance; or dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death.