Getting rights back after a felony conviction

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Old Jan 15th, 2008, 03:46 AM   #1
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I was convicted of a felony in texas and did time. I have been out since 1995, 13 years clean. Can I file to get my rights back to vote, carry a gun (etc)? If so How?
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I can tell you for a fact that State law in Texas prohibits convicted felons from possessing or carrying firearms or ammunition. If you are caught with either one in your possession you can get in serious trouble.
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i got a statutory rape charge in 1998. i was wondering how would i go about getting my voting and gun license rights. i live in georgia.

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i got a statutory rape charge in 1998. i was wondering how would i go about getting my voting and gun license rights. i live in georgia.Online
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In alot of states where the offense is a felony crime, whether deferred or not, in alot of cases you are not ever eligible to have a gun or ammo in your possession or apply for a license. I am speaking from experience in the State of Texas however I was never charged for any rape crimes but my charge was a felony.

In some States where you recieved Deferred Adjudication and successfully completed it, your voting rights are restored (like Texas for example).
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Subject: Re: Gun rights restored ofter a felony conviction in the state of Texas
Answered By: hagan-ga on 11 May 2006 13:45 PDT

Hello James. I have mixed good and bad news for you. Since the supervision attendant to your conviction ended more than five years ago, it appears that you can own a firearm -- but you cannot carry one. You can keep the firearm only at home. See Section 46.04(a)(2) of the Texas Penal Code at http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/statutes/pe.toc.htm;

There is a process in Texas by which your civil rights can be restored. You indicated that your conviction was for mail fraud, and you served your sentence in a Federal camp. This indicates to me that your conviction was under Federal law. Texas has a "First Offender Restoration Process" for federal offenders with only one conviction, as long as the conviction did not involve drugs, guns, violence or firearms. Under this process, the Governor may restore the offender's civil rights under Texas Code of Criminal Procedure, Section 48.05.

"Federal and foreign first offenders become eligible for restoration of rights three years after federal convictions, and two years after foreign convictions. Offenders may apply either to local sheriff, who sends it on to the Board, or directly to the Board, which conducts a paper review. Contact: Maria Ramirez, Board of Pardons and Parole, 512-406-5852, maria.ramirez@tdcj.state.tx.us"

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I hope this information has been helpful. Please let me know if I can provide any further information. Best of luck.

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I am 22 with a Bachelors degree in science and minor in biology from TTU, I received a federal class E felony when I was 18, I've had a speeding ticket since, thats all, would I be able to have my rights restored as well? I plan on going to graduate school in Florida.
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i had a felony conviction in fl.
for marijauna back in '84' can i get this expunged so i can get insurance licensed in fl. and get my rights back and any idea what something like this might cost
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I have a felony conviction from 10 years ago.
I have my rights restored with the exception of ability to carry firearms.
The charge was falsifying a police record and official misconduct.
Can I have my rights restored to carry a firearm?
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how do i get my rights back after convicted of felony in georgia.first degree forgery
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