Can a non-violent felon own a firearm in Michigan? 2 Answers as of August 31, 2011

Can a non-violent felon own a firearm in Michigan? Is expungement an option?

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Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
If the felony is non-violent, there is a three-year waiting period and all fines, costs, and other obligations imposed by the court must be fulfilled. Expungement is an option if at least five years have passed and there are no other convictions of any kind on your record (including misdemeanors and juvenile adjudications) and the felony is not a CSC or a felony with a potential life sentence. Seek out an attorney that does expungements.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 8/31/2011
The Barrix Law Firm
The Barrix Law Firm | Jason Barrix
Federal Law is different than Michigan Law. Under federal law if you are convicted of a felony even under a state statute you can never possess a gun. Under Michigan Law you can earn back your gun rights for different offenses. Expungement is a possibility if you meet the criteria that allows for expungement.

Michigan allows you to expunge one offense provided that you have no other criminal conviction either felony or misdemeanor. Further certain crimes by statute cannot be expunged such as DUI. If you have more questions please feel to contact our office.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/12/2010
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