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Question: I was convicted of DV Agg. Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon in 2001. I served 3.5 yrs. for this crime. I was under the influence of drugs/alcohol at the time, and also going thru a bitter divorce suit. I am wondering if there is any way I can get my gun rights restored? I am not planning on going hunting, or shooting someone, but with the crime rate escalating due to the economy staggering, I would NOT want to be sentenced to prison for protecting my own life as a prohibited possessor. What, if any, steps do I need to take to attempt to restore my rights. Thank You for you time !!!

Answer:

You probably will not be allowed to purchase a firearm, but it depends on the circumstances. One of the statutes states, "If the person was convicted of a dangerous offense...the person may not file for the restoration of the right to possess or carry a gun or firearm." (A.R.S. 13-906). I would recommend you check out the following statutes: http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00906.htm and http://www.azleg.gov/ars/13/00905.htm

Keep in mind that if you need specific help or advice in your situation, feel free to visit http://www.azbar.org/legalhelpandeducation/lawyersoncall for information on how to contact a lawyer by telephone.

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  • I was convicted of DV Agg. Assault w/ a Deadly Weapon in 2001. I served 3.5 yrs. for this crime. I was under the influence of drugs/alcohol at the time, and also going thru a bitter divorce suit. I am wondering if there is any way I can get my gun rights restored? I am not planning on going hunting, or shooting someone, but with the crime rate escalating due to the economy staggering, I would NOT want to be sentenced to prison for protecting my own life as a prohibited possessor. What, if any, steps do I need to take to attempt to restore my rights. Thank You for you time !!!

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