If a felony conviction is expunged can the person own a handgun?

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Normally as long as the person has no felony record, they can own a firearm. A case sealed or expunged has the same effects as not having occurred in the first place. So, in short, the answer is yes.
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How do you expunge your convicted felony record?

Most states have their own procedure and eligibility requirements for expungement of convictions. However, some states, such as Texas, do not allow a court to expunge a conviction. Accordingly, one would need to know what state your conviction was to answer your question. In general, the process inv (MORE)

How do you expunge your convicted felony record in Virginia?

The first step is to determine if you even qualify for expungement. ALSO - customarily only ONE expungement is granted per your lifetime, and there is no such thing as a blanket expungement of your entire criminal record. See below link:

Can you own a handgun if you have a been convicted of a felony?

Each state has its own laws concerning the ownership, possession,or the transportation of firearms. Many states allow a convictedfelon to own or possess a firearm once their sentence is completed,while other states do not have such provision, or you may have toapply to the Governor or another panel, (MORE)

How do you expunge your convicted felony record in Missouri?

Missouri does not have an expungment law. A person may only expunge an arrest record, and even then only if there was no guilty finding and a court finds that there was no probable cause for the arrest. The only other option to clean a record of charges that are final is a pardon by the Governor.

If expunged in Arkansas can people own a handgun?

It depends. A simple expungement does not qualify you to own a handgun. If have been charged with something that disqualifies you from owning a gun, you have to have your rights restored before you can legally buy one again.

Can a person with a felony conviction own a gun?

In the US, Federal law (Title 18, US Code, Section 922) provides that a person convicted of a felony may not possess a firearm. You can OWN one, but not possess one. Many states DO have a process where a person that has been convicted of a felony may apply for a restoration of their right to own a g (MORE)

Can a person who has had a felony expunged have a firearm?

Expunged only? No. A felon must have his rights restored. Explanation added: An expungement only removes the offense from being viewed by the general public - law enforcement, the courts, and government agencies still have access to it.

Can you expunge a felony conviction theift by taking in Georgia?

Expungement is an avenue that is available to all. First, you must have completed the entire term of your sentence, then you must submit a petition/motion to the court specifically requesting it and giving good reason why your request should be looked upon favorably. An expungement is not a 'pardon' (MORE)

Can you own a handgun if you are convicted of a Felony Wobbler in California?

I'm not familiar with the term wobbler, but you are a convictedfelon, you cannot own a handgun in any state in the U.S. unless youhave had your rights to do so restored, which is (relatively)uncommon. If you have had your rights restored, you would know it,because there is a process you have to go t (MORE)

How is felony conviction expunged?

You have to bring your case to the courts. If the judge rules that you are not guilty for the charges that were brought against you, AND the judge rules that the charges be expunged - then you can then go through the process of notifying all the various agencies of the court order. The courts do n (MORE)

Will an employer still be able to see your felony conviction if it is expunged?

No. If the expungement was granted it seals that from the publicly accessible portion of your record. That is the whole point of expunction. The only exception to this would be if you applied for a position with the government. Law enforcement, the courts, and government agenceis still retain the (MORE)

Can you expunge a felony conviction in Ohio?

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 (MORE)

How do you expunge a felony conviction from 22 years ago in Arizona?

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 (MORE)

Can a felony conviction be expunged or can you have your records sealed?

You can file a motion with the court requesting either. To request the expungement of an offense from your STATE (not Federal) criminal record: You must have been exonerated, acquited, or served the complete term of your sentence - then file a petition/motion with the court setting forth valid reas (MORE)

How do you expunge a felony conviction in il?

Let me begin by saying the most felonies are not eligible for expungement. That being said, In Illinois, you may have your arrest record expunged if the arrest did not result in a conviction. If it did result in a conviction, you may have the record expunged 2 years after the completion of your sen (MORE)

If a felony conviction is expunged can a person own a handgun?

If an otherwise felon's case is expunged, they may own a firearm,provided there are no other felony records. Expunction of a casegives it the same effects as no case to begin with. The same istrue if a case is sealed vs. expunged. A sealed case means thatonly certain law-enforcement or Government ag (MORE)

You have no felony convictions but have been arrested can you own a handgun in SC?

It depends on what the details are. If you have no felonies or misdemeanors on your record, you should be able to buy a handgun. If you were arrested for something but never convicted, or if the charges were dropped, you can buy a handgun legally. -------------- Added: The questioner doesn't re (MORE)

Can someone own a firearm in Ohio if felony conviction was expunged?

Getting a conviction expunged does not restore your firearms rights. All it does is keep your conviction out of sight to the general public - you still remain a convicted felon, and thus may not own, possess, nor have access to firearms. This is federal law, and does not vary between states.

Can ucc 1-308 expunge a felony conviction?

This UCC-thing can be (and is) debated endlessly. Suffice it to say that the simple answer is, NO. The individual states have set forth specific requirements for expunction of criminal records. See the below link for further information on specific states.

Can you get a felony conviction expunged to own a firearm?

I am not a lawyer. What can be expunged depends on your state. For example, your state may only allow Class C felonies to be expunged, and not Class A or B. The nature of the crime may also be a factor (regardless whether it is a misdemeanor or a felony). For example, sex related crime may not be (MORE)

Can a felony conviction for a first time offender be expunged?

Depending upon the crime and the statutes governing eligibility for expunction of your particular state, yes, it might be. Keep in mind, however, convictions for some crimes (e.g.: manslaughter, homicide, sex offenses, etc) are usually never expungable.

Can a convicted felony own a gun?

the chances are slim. ADDED: (in the US) Some (few) states do allow the partial restoration of firearms rights to convicted felons WHO HAVE COMPLETED THEIR SENTENCE. HOWEVER - prevailing federal law still prohibits it. If you live in one of those few states that does restore rights, you are legal (MORE)

Can you own a handgun in your own home if you have a son who was convicted of a felony and was in prison for more and one year and now he lives in your home?

Well, yeah, I guess, but I would definitely suggest you keep it away from your son... Added: If you are otherwise lawfully qualified there is no prohibiton against YOUR owning or possessing a firearm. HOWEVER, the law prohibits YOUR SON from being anywhere he may have access to a firearm. It (MORE)

Can you have a felony conviction expunged in Alabama?

Some types can be, others can't. You'd have to be more specific. (Rule of thumb: "violent" felonies can't be expunged, others may be. There are exceptions, and whether it CAN be or not, whether a given one IS is up to a court to decide.) Added : You MAY qualify if you were convicted of a state (MORE)

Can a person with a expunged felony own a gun in Louisiana?

Having it expunged doesn't restore your firearms rights - you remain a convicted felon, and thus, are prohibited from possessing a firearm under federal law. If it is only a felony at the state level, it MIGHT be possible to have your firearms rights restored. You'll need a lawyer to give you a more (MORE)

Can you own firearms in Florida if you have an expunged felony?

No, and it doesn't vary between states because it's a matter of federal law. Having a felony expunged does not make it go away - it only removes it from the public domain. You still remain a convicted felon, and thus may not purchase, possess, or have access to firearms.

Is it legal to own a pistol if a felony is expunged?

No. An expungement does not absolve your felony - it just makes itless visible to the general public. Under federal law, a convictedfelon may not purchase, possess, or be allowed access to firearms,ammunition, or ballistic armor. Expunged or not, a felon inpossession of any of those things is a fede (MORE)