Michigan Expungement Attorney, Paul J. Tafelski (https://www.michigandefenselaw.com/blog/does-expungement-restore-gun-rights-in-michigan/), has recently published an in-depth article titled ‘Does Expungement Restore Gun Rights in Michigan?’. The article provides a comprehensive understanding of Michigan’s complex regulations concerning gun rights reinstatement following a felony conviction and expungement.
In the first part of the article, Tafelski, a respected Michigan expungement attorney, elaborates on the implications of a felony conviction for gun ownership rights. He outlines the restrictions imposed by Michigan Penal Code Act 328, Section 750.224f, which prohibits individuals convicted of a felony from various activities related to firearms until specific conditions are met.
Tafelski emphasizes the importance of engaging a seasoned expungement attorney to safeguard one’s rights and potentially restore the right to gun ownership. As a Michigan expungement attorney with a successful track record, Tafelski offers his professional assistance to individuals seeking to navigate the intricacies of their expungement cases.
The article further delves into the specifics of Michigan’s laws related to gun ownership following a felony. These restrictions vary based on the nature of the felony conviction. Felonies involving violence, illegal substances, firearms, explosives, or certain property crimes result in a prohibition on firearm and ammunition possession for five years following the completion of imprisonment, payment of fines, probation or parole, and restoration of rights by a court.
On the other hand, felonies or other crimes punishable by four or more years in prison result in a similar prohibition for three years post-fulfillment of the same conditions. However, federal law imposes additional restrictions, disallowing legal possession of any firearm or ammunition ever, unless the criminal record is expunged.
According to Tafelski, “If you have your criminal record expunged, unless expressly forbidden, your rights can be restored both at the state and federal levels.”
The article also provides insight into the process of expungement – setting aside a non-violent criminal record. It highlights the recent strides made by the Clean Slate Act in Michigan, which expands the rights of individuals with non-violent criminal records to have their records expunged.
The article concludes by encouraging those seeking to restore their gun rights or navigate the expungement process to reach out for a consultation. Through such discussions, individuals can better understand their options and secure a path towards restoring their rights.
About Michigan Defense Law:
Michigan Defense Law is a distinguished law firm that has earned a reputation for providing robust legal services across the state. The firm, under the able leadership of Paul J. Tafelski, has a dedicated team of attorneys well-versed in various aspects of Michigan law, including expungement and gun rights restoration. The firm’s mission is to assist individuals in navigating complex legal situations, safeguarding their rights, and working towards the best possible outcomes in their cases.
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