Most states have similar gun rights provisions in their laws, with slight variations from state to state. Provisions in the law for gun right restoration after a felony is usually discussed in a section titled “certificate of rehabilitation” or “restoration of rights”.
Criteria for restoration is not a strict one. Generally, there should only be one felony conviction, and it is not considered a serious offence.
The felony sentence will need to have been completed, whether the sentence was prison or jail or probation. You must have paid all your court fees and restitution, and lived an irreproachable life ever since.
Then, you can ask the court that sentenced you “guilty beyond a reasonable doubt”, and if the circumstances favor you, with the help of a criminal lawyer in weapons charges, the court may restore your gun rights.
Arizona law provides two ways for felons to receive the gun right restoration.
You petition the court after the completion of probation, or the date absolute discharge from incarceration to restore your rights.
The following conditions may cause a denial of your request to restore your gun rights:
If your application is denied, you can ask your lawyer about the best way to proceed. There are options including refiling immediately with more information and allowing more time to pass before refiling.
Prosecutors representing the government may object to a motion for restoration even for non-violent crimes. This is why you need a lawyer to fight for your rights to the end.
When looking for the right lawyer, ask these questions:
It is in your best interest to get a lawyer’s service. The attorney will make sure that the process is properly done the first time – This translates to a higher chance of succeeding to secure your gun rights again and prevent unnecessary delays
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