San Antonio, TX asked in Domestic Violence, Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Texas

Q: After a family violence arrest can the right to purchase a firearm be reinstated?

My husband was arrested for a felony assault charge from his ex wife. The alleged assault was said to have happened when my husband supposedly closed a car door on his ex wife leg. This happened in 2011 right after their split. The alleged assault never happened and because of lack of evidence on her part and the over abundance of evidence from witnesses in our favor the case was dismissed in early 2013. My husband wants to reclaim his right to be able to purchase and to carry a firearm. He is an over the road truck driver and wants to be able to defend himself if he must need to. He tried this past year 2021 to purchase a firearm and was denied. He was told that he will have to dispute it to be able to find out if he is able to regain his rights. Will he ever be able to reclaim his constitutional right to bear arms? If can he go about doing that?

1 Lawyer Answer
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
Michael Hamilton Rodgers
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Dallas, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: An arrest which does not result in convictioin or probation will not keep your husband from purchasing and possessing a firearm.

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