If I was convicted of a drug related felony a few years ago what, if anything, can I do to legally own a firearm?

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If I was convicted of a drug related felony a few years ago what, if anything, can I do to legally own a firearm?

Asked on December 12, 2012 under Criminal Law, California

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David West / West & Corvelli

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You may be able to apply to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a Restoration of Rights.  This process allows those that have competed their sentences and have had five (5) years pass since that time to apply for getting back their rights to a weapon and to vote. While this does not remove the conviction from your record, it would permit you to own a weapon again in Georgia.

An expert criminal defense lawyer who specializes in post-conviction relief can help you make this application and see that it is processed properly.  You should contact a lawyer such as myself who offers free consultations to determine whether or not you qualify for this relief and what steps can be taken to get what you want.

Best Regards,

David West

Attorney at Law

 

David West / David West & Associates

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

You may be able to apply to the Board of Pardons and Paroles for a Restoration of Rights.  This process allows those that have competed their sentences and have had five (5) years pass since that time to apply for getting back their rights to a weapon and to vote. While this does not remove the conviction from your record, it would permit you to own a weapon again in Georgia.

An expert criminal defense lawyer who specializes in post-conviction relief can help you make this application and see that it is processed properly.  You should contact a lawyer such as myself who offers free consultations to determine whether or not you qualify for this relief and what steps can be taken to get what you want.

Best Regards,

David West

Attorney at Law

 


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