Can a federal felony be expunged?
Not if it was a valid conviction. Although you can go to a laywer and get some of your rights back as in voting or being able to use a gun to hunt.
No. An expungement does not absolve your felony - it just makes it less visible to the general public. Under federal law, a convicted felon may not purchase, possess, or be allowed access to firearms, ammunition, or ballistic armor. Expunged or not, a felon in possession of any of those things is a federal felony, and will get them a ten year sentence.
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 insightful answer here. If it's a federal felony, you can pretty much forget it.
Getting a felony expunged doesn't make it go away - it simply limits access to that record. A felon with an expunged record is still a felon, and is still prohibited from purchasing, possessing, or being allowed access to firearms and/or ammunition. That's a federal law, and it does not vary between states.
If you took a plea and was convicated of a felony can it be expunged into a misdemeemor in South Carolina?
No. Expunged simply means it's not readily accessible information on the public record. You remain, however, a convicted felon, and the felony conviction will appear when your NICS background check goes through. Under federal law, it is illegal for a convicted felon to purchase, be in possession of, or otherwise have access to firearms and/or munitions.
You can get a felony expunged from your record if the charge was dismissed, the grand jury refuses to indict, or if you are arrested but not charged. A record may also be expunged in return for completing certain pre-trial diversion programs. Tennessee does not appear to allow crimes for which you were convicted to be expunged.
If you are referring to a State felony - almost all states have their own separate procedure for expunging criminal offenses, and you will have to research the statutes of the state in which you were convicted in. However in most all cases you will find that VIOLENT Felonies will not qualify for expungement (e.g.: Homicide - Armed Robbery - Felony Sex offenses - Felony Domestic Violence - ANY crime against minors - etc). For…
You go before the court that found you not guilty of the Felony and request that the arrest be removed from your record. In some, very rare cases, you may get a felony expunged from your record that you actually committed. If, for example you had sex with a 17 year old, while you were 18 and engaged to that 17 year old some courts may be inclined to expunge this issue. I would not…
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 expungeable.
You can apply for and receive a pardon for a crime if you can meet the requirements, a pardon means the crime file is sealed and removed from you record. Depending on the nature of the charge, federal or state in nature, and severity of the felony you can get a felony Expunged. Due to the legal complexities though from state to state and the nature of the felony you would need to talk to…