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Can a person who was convicted of a felony 20-years ago leave the United States?


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2015-04-17 04:09:37
2015-04-17 04:09:37

Yes! You can leave the USA at any point (obviously unless you're in jail), no matter when you were convicted of the felony, or how many felonies you have been convicted of.


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>> ANSWER I was previously convicted of a felony. Can I register to vote?If you were convicted of a felony your voting rights vary from state to state. Go to and click on "Felony Disenfranchisement in the United States" to download a grid outlining the laws of all 50 states.

The primary way in that a citizen of the United States can be disqualified from voting is to be convicted of a felony.

Under FEDERAL law in the United States - which covers all states, territories, and possessions of the United States - a convicted felony MAY NOT purchase, possess, or be given access to firearms. In short, the answer is no.

Yes. However, they should not be allowed in the U.S. from any place if they are a known fellon.

Generally, a felony conviction is one for which you can receive in excess of one year imprisonment.A Felony is a serious crime in the United states and other common law areas, So being convicted of a felony is a just being accused of a crime.

A felony is the most serious level of crime for which you can be convicted. Your conviction will effect you in all of the United States and will follow you to any other countries you might visit, if you can get a passport. Many countries, such as Colombia, are very cautious about felony drug convicts, who they regularly forbid entrance.

yes, once convicted of a felony, your'e a felon for life.

Then get ready to be charged and convicted of another felony. Felon in possession of a firearm is a felony under federal law, and does not vary between states.

You must be a natural born citizen of the United States You must be at least 35 years of age You must have never been convicted of a felony

Under federal law, applicable to all states and territories of the United States, a convicted felon MAY NOT purchase, possess, or be allowed access to firearms.

Generally a person who has been convicted of a felony is well aware of the fact. If you have been convicted, answer yes. If you have not, answer no.

It's estimated that about six percent of the United States population has a felony on their record. Felons are not allowed to vote in elections in the U.S.

you say 'no'. you are not convicted of felony until the court convicts you. swapna

If you have not been convicted, you are NOT a felon.

If convicted of a felony offense, you will lose your right to vote, among other things. Once your sentence has been served, in some states, you may petition to have that right resotored.

You do not lose your rights when you are convicted of a felony. You lose some rights which will be determined by the judge.

Convicted of WHAT? If a felony - if you hunt with a firearm, it is unlawful.

Can a person run for congress if they have been convicted of a felony offense? And, can a Congressman continue to serve if he/she is convicted of a felony offense? Michael

In most states, convicted felons are not allowed to teach school. However, it is a not an automatic. Sometimes the type of felony is taking into consideration.

You would be a "prohibited person" if you were under indictment or convicted of a felony. That is Federal law, and applies to all states. If you were charged, and found not guilty or the charge was dismissed, then you are not a "prohibited person".

It depends upon the laws of your state.. In some states it is required, in others, no.

It depends on what state convicted you. All states have different procedures.

If CONVICTED of a felony, no. However, if convicted of a misdemeanor, yes- unless it was for a crime of domestic violence.

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