Minnesota Gun and Firearms Rights Restoration Attorneys
Firearms Rights Restoration
Many Minnesotans are prohibited from possessing firearms due to a past conviction, thereby preventing them from taking part in long standing family traditions of hunting and shooting, and limiting their ability to protect themselves and their families. However, there are legal remedies that can be pursued to have your firearms rights restored. The aggressive and experienced attorneys at The Law Office of John J. Leunig can assist you in fighting for the restoration of your firearms rights.
There are a large number of crimes that can cause a person to lose their firearms rights for a period of time, and sometimes for life, if they are ultimately convicted of that crime. It often comes as a surprise to citizens when they realize just how vast the number and types of crimes that can result in loss of firearms rights truly are.
Convictions for felony offenses that are defined as a “crime of violence” can result in a lifetime prohibition under Minnesota law. The legislature has defined “crime of violence” to include crimes that generally are not violent at all such as felony drug possession. Even though many of a person’s other civil rights may be restored at the conclusion of probation, the prohibition on firearm possession remains in effect for life. Further, this prohibition applies even in cases where the felony conviction is later deemed a misdemeanor by way of a stay of imposition. The only way to overcome this lifetime prohibition is by successfully petitioning the court to restore a person’s firearms rights.
Convictions for crimes as minor as misdemeanor domestic assault can also result in a lifetime prohibition under federal law and the method for seeking removal of this type of prohibition differs from that for a crime of violence. As is readily apparent, firearms rights often involve a complex intersection of state and federal law. The knowledgeable and creative attorneys at The Law Office of John J. Leunig can analyze your case and assist you in charting the best plan of attack in fighting to restore your firearms rights.
The Law Office of John J. Leunig also zealously advocates for person’s seeking to appeal the denial of applications for permits to carry firearms. There are a vast number of reasons that a sheriff’s office may deny a citizen’s application for such a permit. However, those reasons are not always justified and Minnesota residents have a right to appeal these denials to a district court judge.
If you or someone you love is seeking restoration of firearms rights or to appeal a denial of a permit to carry, contact the attorneys at The Law Office of John J. Leunig, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 952-540-6800 for a free consultation.
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