Understanding The Impact Of Felony Convictions On Your Gun Rights

If you have been charged with a felony, one of many reasons to mount the strongest possible defense is that you can lose your right to own or possess a firearm if you are convicted. Tennessee has complicated laws surrounding gun rights after a felony conviction, so it is imperative to seek advice from an attorney who understands that your Second Amendment rights are important to you.

Michael J. Flanagan Attorney at Law has practiced law in Tennessee for more than three decades and has experience advising clients on their firearms rights relative to a felony conviction.

Facts About Tennessee Felony Convictions And Gun Rights

There are a number of important facts to understand if your Second Amendment rights are important to you and you are facing a criminal charge. Here are a few of the most significant:

  • The only misdemeanor convictions that may impact your right to own a firearm are for domestic violence, violating an order of protection or stalking.
  • The civil restoration of your other rights that were lost with a felony conviction, such as the right to vote or serve on a jury, does not include the restoration of your gun rights.
  • If you were convicted of a felony in another state, your offense must have been nonviolent and you received an executive pardon for your gun rights to be restored.
  • Your gun rights may be restored if your conviction is expunged, but this is a complex question — your lawyer can provide more clarity on the potential for expungement in your case.

Our firm's lawyer can discuss the specifics of your legal situation and help advise you on the best paths for retaining your firearm rights, when possible.

Learn More About Protecting Your Gun Rights

Our firm serves clients in metropolitan Nashville, TN, as well as in surrounding counties that include Dickson County, Hickman County, Lewis county, Perry County, Cheatham County, Robertson County and Davidson County. To set up a free case consultation, call us at 615-953-8339 or use our online intake form. Se habla Español.