Can I hunt in New York State big game with a ungraded felony?

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Can I hunt in New York State big game with a ungraded felony?

I was arrested with 6 grams of marijuana and sentenced with intent to deliver share it in Pennsylvania but i was transferred to New York were I live to probation

Asked on May 6, 2009 under Criminal Law, New York

Answers:

M.D., Member, California and New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

In NY there is no state licensing requirement for the possession of a rifle or shotgun, although any person convicted of a felony or other serious offense and any person who "has been certified not suitable to possess a rifle or shotgun" (mentally incompetent) is prohibited from possession.  A person who has been convicted of a felony or other serious offense may obtain a certificate of good conduct which will then permit him to possess rifles and shotguns.

You would apply for a certificate of good conduct through the Division of Parole in Albany.  Note however, such a certificate cannot be granted until 5 years from completion of the sentence for an A or B felony; and from 3 years for C,D, and E felonies.


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