Being charged with a felony is a very serious conviction and it can impede on your firearms rights in Michigan. At Michigan Criminal Attorney, we help people who have been convicted of felonies regain their right to own firearms. If you have been convicted of a felony and you need help with the restoration of firearm rights, contact our attorney’s office today to speak to a defense attorney and keep reading to learn more about the process of firearms restoration.
When it comes to your right to own firearms, it comes down to two associations regarding gun rights, state and federal gun rights. Although not all felony convictions result in the loss of gun rights at the state level, some felony convictions can cause the convicted to lose their right to bear arms.
Currently, Michigan law (MCL-750-224f) states that if you have been convicted of a felony that causes you to lose your right to bear arms, you cannot possess, buy, sell, trade, or transport firearms for three to five years, depending on your conviction. This means that for every person who has been convicted of a felony that leads to the loss of bearing arms or jail time of four years, the convicted cannot come into contact with any type of firearm for up to five years after conviction, even if your conviction did not include the use of a firearm.
Process of Restoration
Although a felony conviction can cause someone to lose their rights to bear a firearm for up to five years after the conviction, the process of getting the rights back can cause that time to take even longer. In order to gain back the right to bear arms, the convicted must have completed all jail time, paid all fines, and completed all conditions of probation. Once all of this is completed, the convicted can then go about the process of restoring their rights to own firearms.
In order to regain the right to bear firearms, the convicted has to undergo a restoration hearing in court to prove that they have completed all the points necessary to regain their rights. At the restoration hearing done before the Circuit court, the judge and legal expertise will assess the situation and determine the outcome of the hearing based on the evidence provided.
How We Can Help
Restoring the right to bear firearms can require careful planning and a lot of legal expertise. For many people convicted of a felony, regaining the right to own firearms can be a very long and tedious process. Every conviction is different and deserves to have a careful look into by legal experts who can help you regain your rights. We can help you determine your options and guide you through the process to give you a better chance at getting your rights back in a quicker turnaround time.
If you have been convicted of a felony and you are ready to restore your rights to own firearms, Michigan Criminal Attorney can help. We will take a look into your situation and work with you to determine the best way to go about your specific case. Contact us today!
Attorney Morris is trial lawyer who has been providing high-quality legal representation in the areas of state and federal criminal defense for more than 20 years. He’s known for his trial preparation by fellow attorneys, judges and clients alike. As a trial attorney, he’s dedicated to attaining justice in every case, and is always prepared to successfully take on complex legal issues. Barton and his law firm pride themselves on obtaining results for their clients that other attorneys cannot.
Not only does Barton Morris have extensive experience, he also engages in continuing legal education to provide the highest quality legal services. Barton has received specialized scientific training through the American Chemical Society, and is the only forensic lawyer-scientist in Michigan. He attended the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and serves on its Alumni Association Board of Directors. Barton Morris is also a board member of several distinguished legal associations including the Michigan Association of OWI Attorneys, and the DUI Defense Lawyer’s Association Justice Foundation. He’s also an active member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys and has graduated from their National Criminal Defense Trial College in Macon, Georgia.
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