San Diego Gun Rights Restoration Attorney
The right to own a firearm is one of the oldest and most important legal rights in the U.S. However, if you were convicted of a felony in California, your gun rights may have been stripped or limited. As impossible as it may seem to restore your gun rights, with an aggressive gun rights restoration attorney in San Diego at Second Chance Legal fighting for your rights, your right to own a firearm may be restored.
Our law firm respects and understands the rich tradition of owning a gun, and we are ready to assist individuals who have lost the right to own a firearm. Many of the clients who approach us were convicted more than 10 years ago and simply want to enjoy hunting with their family or skeet shooting on the range. Thankfully, the law provides several options to individuals wanting to restore their gun ownership rights.
If you were convicted of a felony and were not sentenced to state prison, then it is possible you can restore your gun rights. One of the easiest ways to restore your rights it to have your record expunged or reduced. Keep in mind; felony reductions are only possible for crimes that could have been charged as a misdemeanor, but for various reasons were not. These crimes are commonly referred to as “wobblers.” If the crime you were convicted of is a wobbler felony, then we can file a motion to reduce your felony to a misdemeanor. If we successfully petition the court and get your conviction reduced, your rights will be restored. Examples of wobbler felonies, include:
- Resisting or deterring executive officer
- Threat to injure school or public employees
- Resisting officer and causing death or serious bodily injury
- Accessory after the fact to a felony
- Carrying firearm, knife or deadly weapon into a courthouse
- Conspiracy to obstruct justice
- Participation in criminal street gang activity
- Vehicular manslaughter without drugs or alcohol but with gross negligence
- Battery against individual resulting in serious bodily injury.
Sentenced to State Prison
If you are a convicted felon and you were sentenced to state prison your legal options are limited. But, do not be discouraged. Our experienced gun rights restoration attorneys in San Diego at Second Chance Legal are experts in gun rights restoration laws and will explore every available legal option. We may be able to obtain a Certificate of Rehabilitation, which if granted, automatically submits an application for a pardon from the governor’s office. If a pardon is granted, your gun rights can be restored. It is important to note, very few pardons are granted. To greatly increase your chances of obtaining a pardon, it is imperative you seek assistance from our skilled legal team.
Domestic Violence Ban
At the federal level, The Lautenberg Amendment of the Gun Control Act of 1968, strips gun ownership rights to individuals convicted of a violent crime against a spouse and/or the mother of the defendant’s children (at the time of the crime).
If you were convicted of a domestic violence offense and the battery involved your wife or the mother of your children, federal law prevents you from having your gun rights restores. However, we may be able to get your conviction expunged. In addition to showing your loved ones that you are now a valued member of the community, an expungement can greatly improve your quality of life and make it easier for you to get a good job.
At Second Chance Legal, our gun rights restoration lawyers in San Diego aggressive approach to handling complex cases has benefited many convicted felons and allowed them to put their past mistakes behind them. We can put our years of legal knowledge to work for you. Do wait to contact us. The longer you wait to contact us the harder it may be to expunge or reduce your sentence and ultimately, restore your legal rights. You can call us at (619) 821-8171 now to make an appointment for a free consultation. Don’t wait any longer to enjoy the benefits of owning a gun. Call today.