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IC § 35-47-4-5 Unlawful Possession of Firearm by Serious Violent Felon

(a) As used in this section, “serious violent felon” means a person who has been convicted of:

(1) committing a serious violent felony in:

(A) Indiana; or

(B) 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

(2) attempting to commit or conspiring to commit a serious violent felony in:

(A) Indiana as provided under IC 35-41-5-1 or IC 35-41-5-2; or

(B) 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.

(b) As used in this section, “serious violent felony” means:

(1) murder (IC 35-42-1-1);

(2) voluntary manslaughter (IC 35-42-1-3);

(3) reckless homicide not committed by means of a vehicle (IC 35-42-1-5);

(4) battery (IC 35-42-2-1) as a:

(A) Class A felony, Class B felony, or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, Level 4 felony, or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(5) domestic battery (IC 35-42-2-1.3) as a Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, Level 4 felony, or Level 5 felony;

(6) aggravated battery (IC 35-42-2-1.5);

(7) kidnapping (IC 35-42-3-2);

(8) criminal confinement (IC 35-42-3-3);

(9) rape (IC 35-42-4-1);

(10) criminal deviate conduct (IC 35-42-4-2) (before its repeal);

(11) child molesting (IC 35-42-4-3);

(12) sexual battery (IC 35-42-4-8) as a:

(A) Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(13) robbery (IC 35-42-5-1);

(14) carjacking (IC 5-42-5-2) (before its repeal);

(15) arson (IC 35-43-1-1(a)) as a:

(A) Class A felony or Class B felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 4 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(16) burglary (IC 35-43-2-1) as a:

(A) Class A felony or Class B felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 1 felony, Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 4 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(17) assisting a criminal (IC 35-44.1-2-5) as a:

(A) Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(18) resisting law enforcement (IC 35-44.1-3-1) as a:

(A) Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 2 felony, Level 3 felony, or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(19) escape (IC 35-44.1-3-4) as a:

(A) Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 4 felony or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(20) trafficking with an inmate (IC 35-44.1-3-5) as a:

(A) Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(21) criminal organization intimidation (IC 35-45-9-4);

(22) stalking (IC 35-45-10-5) as a:

(A) Class B felony or Class C felony, for a crime committed before July 1, 2014; or

(B) Level 4 felony or Level 5 felony, for a crime committed after June 30, 2014;

(23) incest (IC 35-46-1-3);

(24) dealing in or manufacturing cocaine or a narcotic drug (IC 35-48-4-1);

(25) dealing in methamphetamine (IC 35-48-4-1.1) or manufacturing methamphetamine (IC 35-48-4-1.2);

(26) dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-2);

(27) dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-3);

(28) dealing in a schedule V controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-4); or

(29) dealing in a controlled substance resulting in death (IC 35-42-1-1.5).

(c) 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.

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