Can a person charged for misdemeanour for marijuana possession 10 years ago get back his gun rights? 23 Answers as of May 22, 2013

This is a minor misdemeanour and the person served one-year probation only. I don't know if it is actually a criminal charge.

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Dungan, Lady, Kirkpatrick & Dungan PLLC | Michael Dungan
It's a criminal charge, but it's a misdemeanor, not a felony, so gun rights are not implicated. There was nothing lost, so there is nothing to get back. Fire away!
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/25/2012
Law Office of Richard Williams
Law Office of Richard Williams | Richard Williams
I do not believe that a conviction for possession of marihuana for personal use (misdemeanor) would cause one to lose their gun rights. It may be a problem with the Sheriff's office providing a pistol permit but shoud not be a bar.
Answer Applies to: Alabama
Replied: 9/21/2012
Law Office of Phillip Weiser
Law Office of Phillip Weiser | Phillip L. Weiser
Usually a person doesn't lose his gun ownership rights for a misdemeanor conviction.
Answer Applies to: Kansas
Replied: 9/21/2012
Nelson & Lawless
Nelson & Lawless | Terry Nelson
He probably never lost his gun rights. You don't, unless convicted of a felony, or that was a term of his misdemeanor probation, for a specific amount of time.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 9/21/2012
Law Offices of John Carney
Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
In New York only a felony disqualifies you from getting a gun permit or possessing a weapon. You can get a gun permit with a misdemeanor conviction.
Answer Applies to: New York
Replied: 9/21/2012
    Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
    If you got 710 probation, a special probation for first time offenders, you can get the charge expunged. If you got regular probation, you cannot get it expunged. Check with the Clerk of Court in the county where the case was handled, to find out for sure if your case can be exchanged.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois
    Replied: 9/21/2012
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
    Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
    A person convicted of a misdemeanor possession of weed ten years ago can own a gun.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/21/2012
    Palumbo and Kosofsky
    Palumbo and Kosofsky | Michael Palumbo
    Yes.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 5/22/2013
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey
    Law Office of Michael E. Dailey | Michael E. Dailey
    It is a criminal charge if it was a state level misdemeanor but most states only restrict guns for felons.
    Answer Applies to: Missouri
    Replied: 9/21/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    A misdemeanor for marijauna possesion alone does notf prohibit you from owning a gun in California. A felony or a domestic violence charge does probhibit gun ownership.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Michael Breczinski
    Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
    Yes you may get back your gun rights and yes it is a criminal charge.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly | Brendan M. Kelly
    A misdemeanor will not stop you from owning a weapon.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    It is criminal and if adjudication was withheld you might be able to get the records sealed and then expunged. Since it was more than 8 years ago you might be able to get your gun rights back. Consult with an attorney, or do an internet search for Florida Clemency, download the forms and rules.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    It is a criminal charge. He or she may petition the court to vacate and dismiss the charge. However a misdemeanor marijuana conviction does not disqualify one from firearms ownership.
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Lee Law Group | Ernest Lee
    Most probably this old weed charge won't hurt you chances to obtain a gun permit to own or carry. First it's a misdemeanor. Second, it is very long ago. You may need legal assistance.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Attorney at Law
    Attorney at Law | Michael J. Kennedy
    Nothing to do with gun possession.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/20/2012
    Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
    Yes it is a criminal charge.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan
    Replied: 9/20/2012
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