I often hear this question (Can I ever get my gun rights back after a domestic violence assault conviction?) from people who had pled guilty to a domestic violence assault charge many years ago, and thus had lost their Second Amendment right to own or possess firearms. These people feel that the passage of time should make a difference, and that at some point they should be able to get their gun rights back. Sadly, this is not the case.
The answer to the question (Can I ever get my gun rights back after a domestic violence assault conviction? ) is No, you cannot ever get your gun rights back after your gun rights are lost due to a domestic violence assault conviction. In other words, after you lose your gun rights, there is no legal procedure for you to be able to get your gun rights back. The Lautenberg Amendment is a federal law which permanently bans any individual convicted of domestic violence assault from owning firearms or ammunition.
Fight Domestic Violence Assault Charges While they are Pending
If you want to keep your gun rights, you need to actively fight any domestic violence assault charges by not pleading guilty. If you plead guilty or are convicted of the domestic violence assault charge, you will permanently lose your gun rights. In order to preserve your gun rights, you need to fight any domestic violence assault charges while they are pending at court. If you wait until after you plead guilty, it will be too late. In Maine, after a domestic violence assault conviction, it goes on your permanent adult record. As your domestic violence defense lawyer, my highest goal is to prevent the domestic violence assault conviction from going on your record in the first place.
Our committed legal team is determined to take immediate action to seek a positive case outcome. If you or someone you know is charged with a domestic violence assault crime that might affect your ability to possess firearms, I encourage you to contact The Nielsen Group for your free legal consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. We will take the time to answer your questions and to put your mind at ease as we work with you to determine a defense strategy.
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