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Can a non violent crime felon own a firearm with the convictions more than 10 years old?

Last conviction was more than 10 years ago and were non violent crimes. I have not been into trouble ever since.

Edward  D. Dowling IV Attorney at Law
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It may depend on the exact felonies involved. You should hire an attorney to see if you can get permission to own a firearm.

Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 10/6/2011

Answer By Jules Fiani
Jules N. Fiani, Attorney at Law
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Possibly. Yes.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/26/2011

Answer By Jared Austin
Austin Legal Services, PLC
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You are probably speaking of someone convicted of a "specified felony." That is a five-year waiting period from the time that all fines, costs, probation and/or imprisonment (if any) has been served and taken care of. Keep in mind that is Michigan law and there may be some federal laws that could prevent you from having a firearm. Consult with a federal criminal attorney for a more detailed response.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/26/2011

Answer By Maury Beaulier
Beaulier Law Office
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No. Not under current Minnesota law.

Answer Applies to: Minnesota
Replied: 9/26/2011

Answer By Adam Van Ho
Burdon and Merlitti
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It depends on the crime that was committed. If the crime was drug-related, as a general rule the answer is no. If the crime was not an offense of violence, which is defined more specifically than most people think. If you are ineligible, there is a process in Ohio law where you can apply to have your ability to have a firearm reinstated (it's called "relief from disability"). You should speak to an attorney as to your specific situation and if applying for relief from the disability is an option.

Answer Applies to: Ohio
Replied: 9/26/2011

Answer By Steven Dunnings
Dunnings Law Firm
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No.

Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/26/2011

Healan Law Offices
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No. You can apply for a pardon and ask that your firearm rights be restored, but you can not possess firearms unless the application is granted. If your felony was from another state or federal, you will need to follow the particular rules of that jurisdiction to see if anything can be done.

Answer Applies to: Georgia
Replied: 9/26/2011

Law Office of Peter F. Goldscheider
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Not without a certificate of rehabilitation and a governor's pardon.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/25/2011

Answer By Daniel K Martin
Law Office of Daniel K Martin
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As long as you were not convicted of a felony, then you could own a gun. (There are some misdemeanor charges that will affect gun rights, but those only affect gun rights for ten years). .

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/24/2011

Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
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Any person who (a) has been convicted of a felony under the laws of the United States, the State of California, or any other state, government, or country, may not own or have in his or her possession, custody, or control any firearm . (Penal Code 12021(a).) It is unlawful for any person who is prohibited from possessing firearms, to possess ammunition.

Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/24/2011

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