Arizona Restoration of Rights Attorney
Have you been convicted of a felony and lost your civil rights, including among others, the right to carry a weapon? If your offense is eligible and if you have completed all terms of your sentence, most of your rights can be automatically restored easily on your first conviction. To get back the right to possess or own a firearm or other weapon or if you have more than one felony conviction, the restoration of your civil rights is discretionary with the Court.
If you fail to restore your gun rights and are found in possession of a deadly weapon, whether it be a gun or even a bow and arrow, you could be charged with a class 4 felony. An experienced attorney can help you protect and restore your rights.
At the Law Office of Rachelle S. Ferraro, I have focused my practice on criminal defense for more than 17 years. I take a straightforward approach with all my clients, giving you honest answers and a realistic assessment of your chances of getting the results you want. Board-certified as a criminal law specialist by the Arizona Board of Legal Specialization, I have been a criminal defense attorney my entire career, and I am committed to fully protecting your constitutional rights. When you hire me to help you restore your civil rights, you will work directly with me throughout the process.
I offer a free initial consultation. To set up a meeting with an experienced Phoenix restoration of rights lawyer, contact my office or call me at 602-795-0770 for an appointment.
Restoring Gun Rights and Civil Rights Lost from Felony Conviction
You may have been convicted of an offense or offenses for mistakes you made in the distant past, while you were struggling with alcohol or drug addiction or mental health problems or just exercised poor judgment. Or perhaps you were even wrongfully convicted but have exhausted the appellate process.
A felony conviction will result in the loss of certain civil rights, including:
- The right to bear arms
- The right to be on a jury
- The right to vote
- The right to hold certain jobs
- The right to hold certain licenses
You have paid your debt to society and have a valuable perspective to share in our legislative and judicial systems. Or you may want to enjoy going hunting or at least want the option to be able to defend yourself, your family or your business. You deserve the chance to take back your rights, but you need to apply.
If you have completed the terms of your sentence and are otherwise eligible, I can help you file a motion to Restore your Gun Rights or Restore your Civil Rights that were lost from the conviction of a felony offense in Arizona. If your conviction is for certain offenses, you may not be eligible to have certain rights restored; other offenses may require the passage of specific amount of time before you are eligible to apply. I can help you negotiate through the process.
Setting Aside your Criminal Conviction (Expungement in Arizona)
Unless certain very specific circumstances apply and you were a minor when your offense was committed, Arizona does not offer Expungement of criminal convictions. Instead, I can help you apply to Set Aside your Conviction after your sentence is complete if your offense and the terms of your sentence make you eligible. Although the conviction, once set aside, will not be wiped off your record, a set aside can be very beneficial to clean up your record, for possible immigration consequences or even to restore gun rights after a misdemeanor Domestic Violence conviction. Due to a recent amendment by the legislature, Setting Aside your felony conviction (under certain circumstances) can even restore your gun rights sooner than the restoration of rights statute allows.
If you have been advised to request the set-aside of a conviction for immigration purposes or if you wish to restore federal gun rights from a domestic violence conviction, I can help.
Contact Attorney Rachelle S. Ferraro
To discuss the restoration of your civil rights with an experienced Phoenix lawyer, contact me or call me at 602-795-0770. My offices are located at Highway 51 and I-10.