Find the answers that will help you get your gun rights back! If you are trying to get your firearm rights restored in Indiana, you have come to the right place. Our attorneys have answered all of the most commonly asked questions that we receive regarding our Indiana firearm rights restoration service. Usually people just want to know if they meet the requirements for firearm rights restoration so they know whether or not to continue pursuing restoration. If that is your goal, then you can
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If you are eligible for both forms of relief, we can most likely file for them at the same time. However, they are two separate services and two separate petitions will need to be filed with the court.
The firearm rights restoration petition is only misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence. Expungement and pardon are the two ways to restore your firearm rights for a felony conviction.
A “crime of domestic violence,” means an offense or the attempt to commit an offense that: 1. has as an element the:
threatened use of a deadly weapon; and
is committed against a:
The Judge considers many factors, none of which are a sole determining factor. Those factors are: -Whether you have been subject to: -a protective order; -a no contact order; -a workplace violence restraining order; or -any other court order that prohibits you from possessing a firearm. -Whether you have completed a substance abuse program (if applicable). -Whether you have completed a parenting class (if applicable). -Whether you still present a threat to the victim of the crime. -Whether you have been convicted of a subsequent offense. -Whether there is any other reason that you should not possess a firearm. (IC 35-47-4-7)
Assessing an individual's chances of success for an Indiana firearm rights restoration is difficult to know without researching your case. We charge a fee of $250 to research your case and provide you a written evaluation. We apply that to the cost of any service that you hire us to perform.
If you are unsure what is on your record that may be preventing you from owning a firearm, we can obtain a copy of your criminal record and review what your options are to restore your rights. We charge a small fee for this service, and we apply that fee to the price of any other service. including firearm rights restoration or expungement, that you hire us to perform.
Not with this process.
If your conviction is a felony, then the restoration of your firearm rights under this process will not fully restore your rights. The only way to restore your firearm rights for an Indiana felony conviction is to receive a pardon from the governor of Indiana. (IC 35-47-2-20).
In order to know if you are eligible to have your firearm rights restored and how to do so, we have to evaluate the laws of each state, the states in which you have convictions and the state in which you currently reside. If you would like us to evaluate your case and determine if it is possible to restore your gun rights, then we can so for $250. The $250 evaluation/research fee will be applied to the total cost if you sign up for a firearm rights restoration.
In order to determine whether the Indiana firearm restoration will restore your rights in other states, we will evaluate the laws of each state. If you would like us to evaluate your case and determine what your options are to restore your firearm rights, 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.
The average Indiana firearm rights restoration takes approximately six months. However, some cases will take less time and some can take more time depending on the details of the case, whether the DA agrees or objects to the petition, the age of the case, etc. We will work as fast as we can to get your petition filed and assist the court and DA in anything they need to get your case heard and decided.
The courts process and decide cases in the order they are filed. The sooner you decide to get started on this process, the sooner your case will be heard and decided.
In most cases our licensed attorneys go to court for you, and you will not have to appear. However, the judge may request your appearance.
You will receive a court order restoring your gun rights. The court will update their records and send the order on to the other state agencies.
After your case is granted, the government agencies typically take 30-60 days to update their records. You should keep a copy of your granted order just in case.
We are not able to offer a money-back guarantee on our Indiana firearm rights restoration, because the restoration process involves a large amount of work and preparation and can sometimes require several appearances in court by our attorneys.