If you have questions about gun rights restoration in Southwest VA, call The Lawrence Law Firm, PLC. On our Gun and Weapons Violations page, we list situations where the law can restrict individual’s gun ownership.
While it is possible to restore your rights to a firearm in Virginia, the process is not an easy one. To get your firearm rights back, you may need permission from both the federal and state level. In some instances, you must apply for a pardon or expungement of the charge to restore your civil right to a firearm.
You must petition the circuit court where you reside to regain state firearms privileges. For federal or out-of-state felony convictions, the petition to regain firearm privileges must go to that court. In addition to serving penalties, there are waiting periods for restoring gun rights after a conviction.
For firearm rights lost due to conviction of a non-violent felony offense, the waiting period is two years after discharge. For felony convictions of a dangerous offense, the waiting period is ten years.
There are some newer restrictions for those seeking concealed carry permits. For those convicted these restrictions are:
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We take time to review every aspect of your matter, so call us today to discuss gun rights restoration in Southwest VA.