If a domestic violence charge was dismissed can I still own/purchase a firearm in the state of New Mexico?
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Federal law prohibits the possession of a firearm by anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, among other things. However, whether you have been "convicted" for purposes of the federal statute is determined by state law. Therefore, if NM considers you not to be convicted (and you should consult with an attorney in NM to confirm), then you will NOT be committing a federal crime by possessing a firearm (and ammunition).