Restoring Civil and Gun Rights for Convicted Felons
When you get convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanors, you lose certain civil rights under federal and Virginia law. Luckily, you may have the opportunity to have your rights restored.
For a few years, convicted felons who have had their civil rights restored were not able to restore their gun rights. That all changed in late 2012, when the Virginia Supreme Court ruled that felons who have served their time can have their firearm rights restored.
Act now to regain your civil rights. Criminal defense lawyer Darren Meyer can assist in restoring civil and gun rights for convicted felons. Contact our Fredericksburg office at 540-840-8470 to schedule an appointment.
Fredericksburg Attorney Restoring Civil Rights
At Darren Meyer, Attorney at Law, we focus on the rights of Virginia residents charged and convicted of serious crimes. Even if you have been convicted of a felony, you can restore your rights to:
- Be a notary public
- Serve on a jury
- Hold public office
- Carry firearms
By filing a petition to the governor and the local circuit court, you can regain your civil rights. To be eligible to file in Virginia, you must be a nonviolent offender and meet specific requirements:
- Virginia residency or a felony conviction in a Virginia court, U.S. district court or military court
- Payment of all costs, fines and/or restitution associated with the conviction
- No DWI within the past five years
- No pending felony or misdemeanor charges
- No misdemeanor conviction and/or pending criminal charge two to five years preceding the application, depending on the type of felony conviction
Mr. Meyer has years of experience handling cases under Virginia law. You can count on him for clear and open communication regarding recent developments in Virginia civil rights.
Regaining Firearm Rights in Virginia
In September 2012, the Virginia Supreme Court made it possible for individuals convicted of felonies and certain misdemeanors to have their gun ownership rights restored. If you have been convicted and want your firearm rights restored, turn to Mr. Meyer for a lawyer who will be highly attentive to your case. He will candidly discuss the process of restoring your gun rights and tell you what to expect. Mr. Meyer will help you prepare your application, gather necessary documentation and represent you in court.
Contact Our Law Firm
Act now to regain your civil and gun rights. For more information or to schedule an appointment with an experienced criminal defense attorney, turn to Darren Meyer at Spencer, Meyer & Koch, PLC. Contact our Fredericksburg law firm at 540-840-8470 today.