Can a non-violent felon possess a firearm? 5 Answers as of November 17, 2014

Charges occurred in Michigan, I now live in Indiana.

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Elhart & Horvath, P.C.
Elhart & Horvath, P.C. | Mattias Johnson
The answer if you were applying for a CPL in Michigan would be no, unless you were able to have the charge expunged after a given period of time. As you now live in Indiana, you will need to check with their law on the subject.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/17/2014
Austin Legal Services, PLC
Austin Legal Services, PLC | Jared Austin
It depends on how long has passed since the felony conviction and if your sentence was successfully completed. That will govern if you can be charged as a felon in possession of a firearm under state law. However, keep in mind that just because your rights are restored under state law, it is still prohibited by federal law. That means that if you ever had a gun on federal property or came into contact with a federal officer such as a DNR agent or the FBI, you could be charged under federal law.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/17/2014
Hamblin Law Office | Sally Hamblin
Generally, it is any felony conviction, be it violent or not.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/17/2014
Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman
Law Offices of Ezra N. Goldman | Ezra Goldman
The law in Indiana would apply...but in Michigan, no.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/17/2014
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
Generally not unless you have the conviction set aside, which in this case your would have to attempt in Michigan.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 11/17/2014
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