The attorneys at RecordGone.com have answered all of the most commonly asked Pennsylvania firearm rights restoration questions. We can help you to get your firearm rights back. We offer a firearm rights restoration service as well as a free online eligibility test to check if you are eligible to regain your firearm rights.
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No, your disposition does not matter. The process of petitioning the court to restore your gun rights is the same whether you pled guilty or pled no contest to the crime that resulted in your gun rights being taken away. You just need to satisfy the other requirements for restoring your gun rights.
We will be glad to work with you to get a copy of your record and to review what can be done. We charge a researching fee to do so and we apply that to the cost of any service that you hire us to perform.
Yes, although this is no guarantee that you will be granted one or the other. Restoring your gun rights and expunging your conviction are two entirely different things with different requirements. However, we will offer a discount on the gun rights restoration if you sign up for expungement as well.
Cases are denied for the following reasons: (1) an inaccuracy in the court file, (2) an inaccuracy in your criminal records, (3) the court feels you would be a danger to society if your gun rights are restored, (4) the nature of the offense, or (5) you are otherwise not eligible to restore your gun rights.
It does not matter if your offense was a Pennsylvania crime, a crime from another state, or a federal crime. As long as you satisfy the other requirements for restoring your gun rights, then you are eligible.
There is a lifetime prohibition from the United States government (Lautenberg Amendment), which prohibits firearm ownership of those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence as defined by federal law. The federal definition may be different from Pennsylvania’s definition. Furthermore, you may be exempt if your satisfy certain requirements. If you would like us to evaluate your case and determine if the federal ban will apply against you then we can for a researching fee. If you then sign up for firearm rights restoration the researching fee will be applied to the total.
You can still petition to restore your gun rights even if you have had multiple felony convictions. In most cases, however, at least 10 years must have passed since your most recent felony conviction that makes you ineligible to possess a gun.
Pennsylvania state law does not care where you received the conviction. The state law only cares whether you satisfy the other requirements for restoring your gun rights.
In order to determine whether the Pennsylvania conviction would apply to your current state of residence, and whether restoring your gun rights in Pennsylvania would help at all, we must evaluate the laws of each state. If you would like us to evaluate your case and determine if it is possible then we can for a researching fee. If you then sign up for firearm rights restoration the researching fee will be applied to the total.
In Pennsylvania you must have your civil rights in order to have the federal law not prohibit you from owning a firearm. Your voting rights are restored immediately upon release from incarceration so you do not have to restore your right to vote. The right to serve on a jury is taken away if you have ever been convicted of a crime punishable by more than one year in prison. This right can only be restored by getting a pardon. Additionally, you lose the right to hold public office if you have been convicted of embezzlement of public money, bribery, perjury, other infamous crimes (any felony basically). That right can only be restored through a governor's pardon. Therefore, if you lost the right to serve on a jury or hold public office and have not been granted a pardon then the federal law will prohibit you from owning or possessing a firearm even if the state restores the right.
We are unable to offer a money back guarantee because the process involves a substantial amount of preparation and sometimes several appearances in court by our attorneys. We cannot afford to offer this low of a price along with a money back guarantee.
Typically, the process takes three to four months, depending on your particular circumstances, the court’s workload at the time of your petition, and whether there are any objections from the government or other interested parties. Pennsylvania law requires that the court hold a hearing on your application before it can restore your gun rights. We base our estimates of how long a case will take on how long the average is for that service in that state. Some cases, however, can take less or more time depending on the facts of the case, whether the DA is agreeing or objecting, the age of the case, etc. We work on your case as fast as we can and assist the court and DA in anything they need to get your case heard.
The courts work on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore, the sooner you sign up, the sooner your case is heard and decided. If helpful, we will gladly write your employer or potential employer a letter letting them know we have reopened the case and are in the process of getting your gun rights restored.
It is difficult to say without researching your case. Whether or not you are eligible can depends on your individual circumstances. We charge a researching fee to do it and we apply that to the cost of any service that you hire us to perform.
No. We are licensed attorneys, and we go to court for you.
You will receive a court order restoring your gun rights. The court will update its records and send a copy of the order to the Pennsylvania State Police, Firearms Division, so that you will not be denied a gun permit when you go apply for one.
The court is the first to update its records. The Pennsylvania State Police updates its records once receiving a copy of the court order (which is usually within ten days after the order is entered). Keeping a copy of the order for your own records in case you need to provide the order in the future when you apply for a gun permit is advisable.
If your PA firearm rights restoration petition is denied, we will evaluate the reason for the denial and then determine the best way to proceed. We may recommend refiling with additional supporting information or we may recommend that you wait longer before you refile.