restoring gun rights in Tennessee

The Gun Rights Restoration Process in Tennessee

Here’s a little more about the process.

It is done by filing a petition with the circuit court where you were convicted or where you currently live. In that petition we must show you are a citizen of good character worthy of the relief requested. That is, you deserve to have your citizenship rights fully restored.

This is done by showing your work and education history as well as by your standing in the community. Specifically, the court will care about how you’ve been SINCE the conviction.

Think of the petition as a resume on you as a person. The judge needs to see that this conviction so many years ago does not define you.

To this end my approach is to “leave no doubt”. That is why I like to have 3-5 affidavits of character from people who have known you since the conviction. Parents and close relatives do not count. These need to be from employers, clergy, neighbors, etc. I will be able to provide samples to give people an idea of what is needed.

I will also want an affidavit from you explaining the changes you’ve undergone since the conviction.

Once we file the petition the state (district attorney’s office) has 20 days to file their position on it. Typically, there will not be any opposition.

Once those 20 days have passed the petition will be set for hearing.

After the hearing the judge will issue an order. I have a draft order I supply the court granting the full restoration of your rights. Once the order is signed the restoration will be transmitted to the criminal court clerk, then the TBI, and ultimately to the FBI.

Though you legally will be able to own a firearm immediately upon the signing of the order restoring your rights you won’t be able to pass a background check for several months. That’s just the time it takes for everyone to update their databases. It’s an administrative lag and shouldn’t be a concern. You can legally purchase a firearm from a private seller.

The whole process will take a few months. Once retained I can obtain the necessary court records and begin drafting the petition. It will largely be on you to get people to get the affidavits completed and sent to me to accompany the petition so that we can file it.

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How to Get Your Gun Rights Restored in Tennessee

Restoring your gun rights in Tennessee can be done. One consequence of a felony conviction or a conviction of domestic violence is the loss of your gun rights. Because of one mistake in your past the Second Amendment no longer guarantees your right to own a firearm.

Especially in the South gun rights are not just a right preserved in the United States and Tennessee Constitutions, they are a key part of our culture. Currently law abiding citizens don’t have to be shut out of that central part of our Southern tradition.

How to Get My Gun Rights Restored in Tennessee

People often ask “How do I get my gun rights restored in Tennessee?” There area few legal ways to get your run rights restored.

In Tennessee, there are three options. One is the restoration of citizenship through the courts in Tennessee. Gun rights restoration can also happen by getting a pardon from the governor. And the third is expungement of the offending conviction.

Which one is best to pursue depends on each individual situation.

Not everyone is eligible for expungement or the restoration of citizenship. Everyone can eventually be eligible for a pardon. What is best for your particular situation is something we are free to discuss. As in, the consultation is free.

In short, something can be done, and if you’ve been living with this constitutional disability for years now is the time to take action.

Contact us today. We can get started immediately getting your gun rights restored in Tennessee.

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restoring gun rights in Tennessee

Restoring your Constitutional Civil Rights

One of the most difficult things to deal with after a felony conviction is the way it affects your life. Whether it’s your employment, personal relationships, or your God given Constitutional rights, some part of your life feels lost. You’re different. Changed. Your past does not define you.

There is hope. All is not lost.

Tennessee has a process to restore your rights after you’ve served your time.

If your conviction was either nonviolent or not related to drugs, we can help. We specialize in helping individuals with a felony conviction in their past get all their rights back.

You read that right. ALL your rights. That includes your right to own and possess a firearm.

Basically, if a certain amount of time has passed since you completed your probation or parole you are eligible for this process. It requires filing a petition in circuit court and showing  

satisfactory proof that ever since the judgment of disqualification, the petitioner has sustained the character of a person of honesty, respectability and veracity, and is generally esteemed as such by the petitioner’s neighbors.

Now is the time to stop living with your past. We can help. Contact us today!

Call (615) 747-7467 or use the form below.

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