Can you get your gun rights back if you are a felon in Arkansas?

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Following are the STATE OF ARKANSAS requirement for getting your STATE felony record expunged. If you are successful at this you can petition to have your firearms rights restored. HOWEVER - if you are a FEDERAL convicted felon you will be unable to get your gun rights restored. (see bottom of page)

(1) Pardoned criminals, with the exception of those pardoned for offenses against minors, offenses resulting in death or serious injury, and sex offenses.
(2) First offenders in many criminal, driving, and controlled substance cases who successfully complete terms of probation.
(3) Minors pardoned for offenses committed while under 16 years of age.
(4) A person who is convicted of a nonviolent felony committed while the person was under the age of eighteen.

(5) A person who successfully completes probation or a commitment to the Department of Correction with judicial transfer to the Department of Community Correction for certain offenses eligible for community punishment placement, and meets the following conditions:
(5A) was under the age of twenty-six (26) years at the time of the commission of the felony offense and had no more than one (1) previous felony conviction and that the previous felony was other than a conviction for a capital offense, or murder in the first degree, murder in the second degree, first degree rape, kidnapping, or aggravated robbery; or
(5B) was over the age of eighteen (18) years of age and does not have a previous conviction for the offense of delivering controlled substances to a minor
(5C) has no prior felony convictions. .

(6) Any individual who has been charged and arrested for any criminal offense where the charges are subsequently nolle prossed or dismissed, or the individual is acquitted at trial.

CAUTION: If you were convicted in FEDERAL Court of a FEDERAL FELONY regardless of what your state may do, it will not matter. It is a felony offense for any federally convicted felon to ever own or possess a firearm (including black powder arms). The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for the illegal possession of a firearm (including black powder weapons) a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison, in some cases (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time FEDERALLY convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification. Congress has continually denied funds this purpose, thereby effectively eliminating the review of federal felons' petitions for restoration of their firearms privileges.
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Can a felon get his gun rights back?

Sometimes, yes, it does vary from state-to-state. But only if the felon is guilty of a state offense. If you are convicted of a federal offense there is no mechanism to getting his or her rights restored.

How does a felon get their gun rights back?

FELONS CONVICTED IN STATE COURT OF STATE CRIMES : If your request for relief is granted and you are a resident of a state which completely or partially restores your "rights" ( you will have to do research to learn if this applies to your state ), you will still remain subject to any restrictions that your state laws place on you. CAUTION: FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS : It remains a FEDERAL felony for a federally convicted felon to EVER own or possess a firearm. The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for illegal possession of a firearm a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison in some cases (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time federally convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification. Congress has effectively suspended the review of federally convicted felons' petitions for restoration of their firearms privileges, by denying funding for the purpose. (Added) Some states offer suspended sentences that withold convictions,you don't loose your rights with the State,Feds don't reconize withelds so you might have to file under a sole discretion under a Federal code C.F.R. 478.144 to see if the Judge will give you relief for your individual case if that is the case.If you have set aside or pardon I think those are good for the Feds "we know pardons are good for the State" but yea make sure both State and Federal your gun rights are restored,and you have full relief anywhere you go and it comes up under a search "Police-NCIC" for being restored.

In Alabama how can felon get his voting rights and gun rights back?

You need to get a lawyer who is familiar with firearms law and civil law. The answer above is not entirely true. There is no need for a lawyer most of the time. . Unless you have an SIS (Suspended imposition of Sentencing) Where your charges go away after your sentence is complete, You can do 1 of 2 things. You can 1 hire a lawyer to get your record expunged, which can be quite expensive, or the more practical way, you can write a letter of expungement to your governor. Contact your States website to look up how to expunge your criminal backround, because all states have their own laws as to which felonies can be taken off of your record and which one cannot. Under expungements. Each State has it's own laws and regulations, like if you were on probation, in prison, or the date of your conviction can all determine how long you have to wait before you can apply. The reason NO Felon can own or possess a firearm in any state is because it is a federal law, not a state law. In order to EVER be able to possess a gun you will have to get the felony off of your record. PERIOD. Go to the website. It will offer you a ton of info on your state in particular. Hope this helps ~~~ Will the question about the voting rights, as long as you are off probation you are legally able to vote now. . Read more: http://wiki.answers.com/How_can_a_felon_get_his_gun_rights_back_in_the_state_of_Georgia#ixzz1SojJtxog

How do felons get their gun rights back in SC?

What do you base that on? Have you never heard of pardons? I don"t think you are as smart as you think you are. I hate to be the bearer of bad news...but felons CANNOT get their gun rights back. No firearms whatsoever, No concealed or unconcealed handguns and NOT EVEN A SHOTGUN...not even to protect their own home. Sorry. This is the most precious right that we have and some really screwed up people are ruining it for the rest of us. Felons can still vote though..the last time I checked. you can get you gun rights back ,but you will have to file for a pardon ,it takes about 8 weeks to compleat the filing process ,and then after 1 year of not being arrested for ANYthing the gov will sent you a letter in the mail stating that your rights are restored all you have to do is get 3 letters from people that are outstanding in the commiunity i used my pastor my supervisor and my ex parole officer ,and you will also have to do a 500 word essay stating on how you have changed your ways and that you are a law biting citizien .and that's it ,the whole process took me about 18 months

Can a felon in Alaska get their gun rights back?

It makes no difference what state you live in, it is a violation of FEDERAL law (USC, Title 18) for a convicted felon to ever own or possess firearms or ammunition. So many people answer some of these questions by vomiting out the first thing that runs through their minds. In most states a person convicted of a state felony can have their firearm rights restored. Some of you guys with answers need to read code 922 of the federal firearm laws...read the entire section. Each state has different mechanisms where by you can have your firearm rights restored. Some policies are very simple and only require a post conviction waiting period where as other states can be much more complicated. Research your states policies on restoring rights, expungement, etc. Not every request for firearm privileges will have a favorable result. If your states language is easy to understand, try not to be too biased when reading the language...you may have to flip between the pages, then you can get a pretty good idea of what your chances are. Then hire a lawyer to help you through the process...it will be worth it! I am not a lawyer so I have no vested interest. After your rights are restored you may even be able to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Everybody makes mistakes in life...everybody. Not everybody gets caught. Please let the man without sin pick up the first stone!

Can tenn felons get their gun rights back?

To request an expungement of your STATE criminal record: You must have either been acquited or served the complete term of your sentence - then submit a petition to the court setting forth good reason(s) why your request should be granted. A judge will review your petition and the circumstances of your case and issue a ruling either granting or denying the request. AN EXPUNGEMENT IS NOT A PARDON! Law enforcement, the courts, and government agencies will always have access to your actual 'true' record. Expungement only removes the record of your offense from being viewed by the public.. FELONS CONVICTED IN STATE COURT OF STATE CRIMES : If your request for expungement is granted and you are a resident of a state which completely or partially restores your "rights" (you will have to do research to learn if this applies to your particular state), you will still remain subject to any restrictions that your state laws place on you (e.g.- voting rights - holding elective office - firearms/ammunition possession - etc). CAUTION: FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS : It remains a FEDERAL felony offense for a federally convicted felon to ever own or possess a firearm. The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for illegal possession of a firearm in prison in some cases a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time federally convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification problems. By denying funding, Congress has effectively suspended the review of federally convicted felons' petitions for restoration of their firearms privileges.

How does a felon in Wyoming get their gun rights back?

To request the expungement of an offense from your STATE (not Federal) criminal record: You must have either been exonerated, acquited, or served the complete term of your sentence - then file a petition/motion with the court setting forth valid reason(s) why your request should be granted. A judge will review your petition and the circumstances of your case and issue a ruling either granting or denying the request. AN EXPUNGEMENT IS NOT A PARDON! Expungement only removes the record of your offense from being available to the public. Law enforcement, the courts, and government agencies will always have access to your actual 'true' record.. FELONS CONVICTED IN STATE COURT OF STATE CRIMES : If your request for expungement is granted and you are a resident of a state which completely or partially restores your "rights" (you will have to do your own esearch to learn if this applies to your state) , you will still remain subject to whatever restrictions your state laws place on you (e.g.- voting rights - elective office - firearms/ammunition possession - etc).. FEDERALLY CONVICTED FELONS - CAUTION: Regardless of what rights your state may restore, if you were convicted in FEDERAL COURT of a FEDERAL FELONY - it is a felony crime for a federally convicted felon to EVER own or possess a firearm. The U.S. Criminal Code, makes the penalty for illegal possession of a firearm a mandatory minimum of fifteen (15) years in prison in some cases (Title 18 U.S.C. sec 924(e)(1). At this time FEDERALLY convicted felons have no solution to their firearm disqualification. Congress has effectively eliminated the review of federally convicted felons' petitions for restoration of their firearms privileges, by denying funding for the purpose.

How does an Idaho ex felon get his gun rights back?

you will need a good lawyer, money, patience and be prepared not to have it happen. Another View: The entire text of the amended Idaho statute is included in the below attachment. The crimes for which firearm rights will NOT be restored are clearly set forth. Additional: If you were convicted of a FEDERAL Felony there are no operable mechanisms currently in place for the restoration of your rights. See the below link:

How does a convicted felon in California get his gun rights back?

Write a letter to the Governor and ask for a pardon on your felony conviction. (it's a nil chance) but on the plus side, if you would get pardoned, you would then have your felony conviction squashed from your record and then would be able to possess a firearm again. Sadly, this is the only way to get your firearm rights back once your a labelled a felon. Another View: The above answer would have to be closely researched to determine if it is factual information. So-called "Pardons" from the Governor do NOT make the offense disappear from your record, as if it never happened, just that the state has "forgiven" you for it. The record of your arrest and conviction will continue to exist - even after expungement, the records are available to the courts, law enforcement and government agencies.

How much is it for a felon to get gun rights back?

If you are a federally convicted felon there is no way. No mechanism exists to restore firearm rights to convicted federal felons. If you are state convicted - it depends entirely on which state you live in and/or which state convicted you. SOME states will restore limited firearm rights - others will not restore them at all. Your best course of action is contact an attorney in your state for consultation.

How does a ex felon get his gun rights back?

First, we need to establish if we're talking about an actual ex-felon here, or just a felon ex-convict. An ex-felon would have had their conviction overturned - hence, they would no longer be a felon, and restoring gun rights would be a simple matter of getting it on file. In the case of a convicted felon who completed their sentence, they remain a felon. What's relevant here is if they're a state felon or a federal felon. Some states have crimes listed as felonies which are not felonies under federal law (e.g., multiple DUIs, child support payments, etc.). In the case of those, it is possible to apply for relief of disability - contact an attorney, and they get it sorted out from there. In the case of a federal felon, it refers to anyone convicted of something which was a crime under federal law - hence, it's a felony under state law, as well. There is no chance for relief of disability in those instances.

Can a felon get his gun rights back in Illinois?

This would only be possible if you were convicted of a state felony by a state court. If you were convicted of a FEDERAL felony offense, a state governor cannot pardon a federal conviction. Also: If your firearm rights are restored by the state, you will be able to carry within that state only. Even though pardoned by Illinois, as far as federal law is concerned, you are still considered a convicted felon. If you should be in possession outside Illinois, you are subject to prosecution not only under the law of the state in which you are arrested, but by the feds as well. Additional information: It is well known that a state Governor cannot pardon a federal felony, however when a state governor pardons a state felony the person pardoned has their rights restored and those rights are nationwide. A pardon removes all records and is the same as if it did not happen. Once pardoned a person can vote anyplace in the USA as well as own a firearm anyplace in the USA. Even though you are pardoned in Illinois you are still required to have a FOID card (Firearm owners identification device. A FOID card does not allow you to carry a weapon unless you are a licensed hunter and in an approved area for hunting. Some states have open carry, (IL is not one of them) and in those states you can legally own and carry a firearm once you have been pardoned by a state governor. In some states you can apply for and receive a CCW (concealed carry permit) Illinois is not one of them and the only state that does not issue a CCW. After a pardon from the Governor In Illinois your rights are restored nationwide and you can acquire a CCW permit in any other state except Illinois.

Can a felon get gun rights back in NY?

Dependent on circumstances. If it's something which is only a state felony (IIRC, multiple DUIs is a state felony in NY), then it's possible to apply for disability. If the conviction was for something defined as a felony under federal law, I suppose it's theoretically possible, but the odds would be stacked greatly - perhaps even insurmountably - against you.