There are many consequences, if one is convicted of a felony in Oregon. While there are criminal punishments associated with a particular crime -- including fines, jail or prison time, probation and more -- there are also other penalties. First, convicted felons lose their right to vote. Second, convicted felons may have to report their criminal record on housing and employment applications which can limit future opportunities. Third, convicted felons lose the right to carry or own firearms.
Violating the restrictions on convicted felons -- including the weapons rule -- can lead to additional criminal charges and penalties in the future. For example, a 23-year-old Oregon man was recently arrested on charges of felon in possession of a firearm after a traffic stop.