Columbia, SC asked in Military Law, Civil Rights and Criminal Law for South Carolina

Q: I have been in the military for 20 years got a misdemeanor cdv in 1994 and it was pardoned in 2003 due to going to Iraq.

Now we have to get a concealed weapons permit. IS that going to be a problem for me? I am just confused on exactly what all a pardon restores.

1 Lawyer Answer
Robert Donald Gifford II
Robert Donald Gifford II
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Oklahoma City, OK

A: The Pardon wipes away your conviction and you should be fine to have a concealed permit. I would recommend that you keep copies of your pardon paperwork in multiple places in the event it becomes an issue as to whether or not you have had your rights restored.

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