(1) A person commits the crime of felon in possession of body armor if the person:
(a) Has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving violence under the law of any state or the United States; and
(b) Knowingly is in possession or control of body armor.
(2) Felon in possession of body armor is a Class C felony.
(3) For purposes of subsection (1) of this section, a person who has been found to be within the jurisdiction of a juvenile court for having committed an act that would constitute a felony or misdemeanor involving violence has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor involving violence.
(4) Subsection (1) of this section does not apply to:
(a) A person who is wearing body armor provided by a peace officer for the personís safety or protection while the person is being transported or accompanied by a peace officer; or
(b) A person who has been convicted of only one felony under the law of this state or any other state, or who has been convicted of only one felony under the law of the United States, which felony did not involve criminal homicide, as defined in ORS 163.005, and who has been discharged from imprisonment, parole or probation for the offense for a period of 15 years prior to the date of the alleged violation of subsection (1) of this section.
(5) It is an affirmative defense to a charge of violating subsection (1) of this section that a protective order or restraining order has been entered to the benefit of the person. The affirmative defense created by this subsection is not available if the person possesses the body armor while committing or attempting to commit a crime. [2001 c.635 §2]Section: Previous 166.610 166.620 166.630 166.635 166.638 166.640 166.641 166.642 166.643 166.645 166.649 166.650 166.651 166.660 166.663 Next
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