Antelope, CA asked in Criminal Law for California

Q: How do i know if my gun rights have been restored. Im a ex-felon. Penal code 4853 is on my parole papers.

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Robert Lee Marshall
Robert Lee Marshall
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Licensed in California

A: Exactly WHERE on your parole papers is Penal Code 4853 listed? Were you granted a pardon, or do the papers just say you can apply for one? (California governors have only granted a handful of pardons in the last two decades.) I would suggest you apply for a Personal Firearm Eligibility Check (PFEC) from the California Department of Justice. They you'll know for sure.

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