Can I have my gun rights restored with a fraud felony from 2008? 3 Answers as of June 17, 2011I was 17 when I was charged with fraudulent use of a credit card as an adult and 18 when 'convicted.' They said adjudication was withheld but that I was sentenced back to the juvenile system. So I'm not sure if I'm a 'convicted' felon or not. I hired an attorney to seal my record but the judge said no because it had been over a year. I'm 21 now and want my gun rights back. I just applied to have my other rights restored as well. Can I have my gun rights restored with a fraud felony from 2008??
Law Offices of Karen Kilpatrick | Karen Kilpatrick
Sorry, why did the judge say no? What had been over a year? I'm not sure why you wouldn't be able to get the record sealed. Did the FDLE issue you a Certificate of Eligibility? If so, that means adjudication was withheld and no you weren't convicted. Which means you shouldn't have lost your gun rights. If you did lose your gun rights, there is a waiting period to apply for restoration that you haven't met yet. If you want to contact me directly, please feel free to email.
Answer Applies to: Florida