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Q: I live in West Virginia and have had three DUI convictions. How can I reinstate my firearms ownership? It's been a decad

It's been over 12 years since the completion of my sentence.

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answered on Dec 30, 2023

In West Virginia, reinstating firearm rights after DUI convictions can be a complex process, particularly with multiple offenses. Your eligibility to regain these rights depends on several factors, including the nature of your convictions and the completion of all sentencing requirements.... View More

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Q: I just got a 2nd Driving on a suspended and have to appear in five days am I going to go to jail for this
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
answered on Sep 11, 2018

unlikely but you can get sequential suspensions of your permit. Some judges will figure you didn't get the message and yes, you could do time.

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Q: Do I still have to attend ASAP if my DUI clears
Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 24, 2016

If you are required to complete any court-ordered program, failure to do so can result in revocation of probation or a finding of contempt. You should always assume that an order remains in effect until you are advised otherwise.

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Q: Ohio issued ovi. Penalties have been met. Ohio says ok to drive. Why can wv require $ and classes to get a new licen

How can one state's reinstatement requirements exceed the requirements of the state issuing the ovi offense? I.e. $ and classes. Shouldn't reciprocation be a two way street? It appears that wv supports ohio's license revocation, but not ohio's reinstatement requirements.

Paul Stanko
Paul Stanko
answered on Sep 11, 2016

It is all a matter of jurisdiction. The State where you are charged and convicted has personal jurisdiction over you, and can fine, jail, or put you on probation, with conditions. It can also limit your driving privileges in that State. The State where you are licensed has both subject-matter... View More

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