Have you been convicted of a felony in Ohio and have lost your right to own and carry a firearm?
The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution provides the right of the people to “keep and bear arms.”
However, a felony conviction can take that right away.
Our knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys have the skills you need to work with you to restore your gun rights.
How Does an Ohio Resident Lose Their Gun Rights?
A person can lose their 2nd Amendment right to own and bear arms in a number of ways, including:
- Committing a felony;
- If you’re found to be drug or alcohol dependent, or in danger of becoming drug or alcohol dependent;
- Determined by a Court to be mentally incompetent;
- Are subject to certain restraining orders.
How Does an Ohio Citizen Restore Their Gun Rights?
If you’ve lost your right to own and bear arms under the 2nd Amendment because of a felony conviction, there is a mechanism under Ohio law to restore those rights.
- A person must first have completed their sentence, including being discharged from probation, parole and not be under any court supervision;
- A person must be a “fit subject” for relief by leading a law-abiding life;;
- A person must NOT have had any new convictions since the conviction that led to the loss of their gun rights.
If all of these factors have been met, then it is important to contact the Ohio criminal defense lawyers from Gounaris Abboud, LPA.
Our lawyers are knowledgeable and can assist you in filing the necessary paperwork.
Even after filing, you will have to convince a court that you are not a danger to the community, and you deserve the right to own and bear arms.
Get the Help You Need to Help Restore Your Gun Rights
If you have more questions or need help in working to restore your gun rights, call Gounaris Abboud, LPA, right away at (937) 222-1515.
Our award-winning and reputable criminal defense lawyers can work with you to help restore your 2nd Amendment rights.
We have more than 50 years of combined experience, and we enjoy a great professional reputation in the legal community.
We’ve won numerous recognitions and awards, including being named in the Ohio Super Lawyers List, making the Top 100 Trial Lawyers List from the National Trial Lawyers Association, and we enjoy an excellent 10 out of 10 rating on AVVO.