I committed a felony in 1982 and my rights were restored in 2005. What do I need to do to restore my right to bear arms.

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Customer: I committed a felony in 1982 and my rights were restored in 2005. What do I need to do to restore my right to bear arms
JA: Gun laws can be particularly complicated, but the Criminal Lawyer will help. To clarify, is there a felony conviction? Is there an active parole or probation?
Customer: I was convicted of a felony. It was for a simple drug Possession charge of less than 7 g. I did all my probation and everything and was done with it in 1985
JA: Where are you located? Gun ownership laws vary by state.
Customer: Florida
JA: Is there anything else the Lawyer should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: Not really I haven't been in trouble since for anything other than some traffic violations. I'm an outstanding citizen and small business owner
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Were you denied a recent purchase for a weapon?

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No I never tried to buy a weapon
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DustinJ1119, Expert

I see. I would start there first as you should be able to. If you get denied, then you need what is called a Restoration of Gun Rights filing with local courts.

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DustinJ1119, Expert

However, step one, get denied a purchase for a firearm.

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It could save you a considerable amount of money if you pass and can purchase prior to hiring an attorney.

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I won't get in trouble if I try to buy a firearm
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DustinJ1119, Expert

It is not illegal to attempt to purchase a firearm when one in good faith had their rights restored.

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restoration of my my gun rights it's not something that goes before the governor. It can be done in a local court
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DustinJ1119, Expert

You stated above in happened back in 2005.

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Try to purchase a firearm first.

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DustinJ1119, Expert

Florida has a different process.

See:

https://www.fcor.state.fl.us/clemencyOverview.shtml

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DustinJ1119, Expert

It will require full pardon -- if denied purchase of firearm from this board.

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No it happened in 1982 but I got my rights restored in 2005
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DustinJ1119, Expert

Forgive me, as that is what I meant from prior sentence--restored in 2005, not event happened, restoration happened.

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OK I think I've got the information I need I appreciate it thank you
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Thank you as well and good luck.

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