Q: Can I get relief from weapons disability after I had my felony expunged
Will all my firearms rights be restored after my felony is expunged
IF YOUR ELIGIBLE FOR EXPUNGEMENT OF THE WEAPONS CHARGE, THEN YOUR ABILITY TO GET A FIREARM WILL DEPEND UPON WHAT ELSE YOU HAVE ON YOUR RECORD AND WHETHER YOU WILL CLEAR A "BRADY" CHECK. I BELIEVE YOU STAND A GOOD CHANCE. I AM NOT SURE IF AN APPLICATION TO OBTAIN A FIREARM HAS ANY QUESTION THAT REFERENCES WHETHER YOU HAVE HAD AN EXPUNGEMENT. IF IT DOES NOT, THEN I THING YOU HAVE A GOOD CHANCE.
BEST OF LUCK
A: These are two separate processes you’re talking about here: record sealing and an application for relief from weapons disability. There are also two types of disability: state and federal, and they are triggered by different things. Depending upon the offense, sealing the record may not relieve the disabilities, in particular the federal disability triggered by conviction for any offense punishable by more than 1 year.
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.