Handgun Violations Attorney

If you are charged with a handgun violation, contact Indianapolis criminal defense attorney Randall Parr immediately.

Handgun violations can vary from carrying without a license, to being denied a concealed carry permit, to suspension or revocation of your handgun license.

Indiana Code 35-47-2 outlines some of the procedures and guidelines regarding gun permits/licenses.

IC 35-47-2-1

Carrying a handgun without being licensed; exceptions; person convicted of domestic battery

Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) and sections 2 through 2.1 of this chapter, a person shall not carry a handgun in any vehicle or on or about the person’s body without being licensed under this chapter to carry a handgun.

IC 35-47-2-5

Suspension or revocation of license; failure to return license; rules concerning procedure for suspending or revoking license

Sec. 5. (a) The superintendent may suspend or revoke any license issued under this chapter if the superintendent has reasonable grounds to believe that the person’s license should be suspended or revoked.

(b) Documented evidence that a person is not a “proper person” to be licensed as defined by IC 35-47-1-7, or is prohibited under section 3(g)(5) of this chapter from being issued a license, shall be grounds for immediate suspension or revocation of a license previously issued under this chapter. However, if a license is suspended or revoked based solely on an arrest under section 3(g)(5) of this chapter, the license shall be reinstated upon the acquittal of the defendant in that case or upon the dismissal of the charges for the specific offense.

(c) A person who knowingly or intentionally fails to promptly return the person’s license after written notice of suspension or revocation commits a Class A misdemeanor. The observation of a handgun license in the possession of a person whose license has been suspended or revoked constitutes a sufficient basis for the arrest of that person for violation of this subsection.

(d) The superintendent shall establish rules under IC 4-22-2 concerning the procedure for suspending or revoking a person’s license.

IC 35-47-2-6

Granting or rejecting initial application; renewals

Sec. 6. (a) Every initial application for any license under this chapter shall be granted or rejected within sixty (60) days after the application is filed.

(b) The period during which an application for the renewal of an existing license may be filed begins three hundred sixty-five (365) days before the expiration of the existing license. If the application for renewal of an existing license is filed within thirty (30) days of its expiration, the existing license is automatically extended until the application for renewal is passed upon.

*See Indiana Code for full description of all crimes and statutes. This is a partial listing only.