Minnesota Gun Rights Restoration
If you’ve had your state or federal gun rights revoked, it doesn’t necessary prohibit you from purchasing or possessing firearms for the duration of your restriction or life. Minnesota State law does allow you to take action to have your gun rights restored. However, the legal process of restoring your gun rights is a complex process. You’re much more likely to be successful in your Minnesota gun rights restoration petition with careful consideration of your personal circumstances, previous conviction and the timing of your restoration attempt. Read on to learn more about the Minnesota gun rights restoration process and how it may apply to your situation. Please note, the information contained on this page does not constitute formal legal advice. If you’re in need of help with your case, contact us today.
Felony Gun Rights Restoration
Regaining gun rights is a complex area of law that involves both state and federal statutes. Under certain circumstances, you may have to wait three years from an unsuccessful attempt to restore your gun rights before trying again. Make sure you contact a skilled Twin Cities gun rights attorney to ensure you are making the best argument.
Domestic Assault and Gun Rights in Minnesota
Even if you were not convicted of a felony, your MN gun rights might still be affected by a conviction. Pursuant to federal and state laws, you may lose your right to possess a firearm in Minnesota if you were charged with domestic assault. In some instances, people are told their MN gun rights have been taken from them even when they were not convicted of a qualifying offense. If you’ve been told that you are not allowed to purchase or possess a firearm, we encourage you to call our attorneys to find out if that is accurate and whether there may be something you can do to restore your Minnesota gun rights.
What Constitutes a “Crime of Violence” Under Minnesota State Law?
While felony charges such as murder, assault and robbery are included as ‘crimes of violence’ under Minnesota State law, this definition also extends to some ‘non-violent’ felonies. These include things such as motor vehicle theft, drug possession and/or sale, stalking and arson. If you have been convicted for a ‘crime of violence’ under Minnesota State law, you can still apply to have your gun rights restored via a petition.
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