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Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Louisiana

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Louisiana include:

You’ve Been Charged

You cannot vote in Louisiana if you are incarcerated for a felony conviction or if you have an order of incarceration for a felony conviction. This means… Read more

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Voting Rights for Felons in Alabama

The state of Alabama allows felons to have their voting rights restored under the following guidelines.

  • You must have completed your entire sentence, including incarceration, probation, and parole, or community supervision. Once completed, you have three options:
  • Contact your local parole or probation office
  • Write to the Board of Pardons and Parole at P.O. Box 302405, Montgomery, Alabama 36130-3405

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Can a Felon Possess a Gun In Georgia?

Georgia law is very clear on its position regarding convicted felons in that state owning or possessing firearms: It follows the federal law when it comes to guns and felons.

The Basics: With the exception of a felony conviction that is non-violent and related exclusively to a business-related crime, if you have ever been convicted of a felony anywhere in the U.S., it is unlawful in Georgia for you… Read more

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Massachusetts Marijuana Laws

Decriminalizing Marijuana doesn’t always mean it is completely legal. In some cases, such as in Massachusetts, possession of less than an ounce is no longer a crime but is now a civil offense.

Possession

It is a civil offense to possess one ounce or less of Marijuana. If found guilty the fine is $100. In addition, the state cannot suspend or revoke the driver’s license of someone convicted… Read more

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Can a Felon Own a Gun In New Mexico?

Generally speaking, federal law makes it a crime for a convicted felon to own or possess a gun or ammunition.  If you were convicted of a federal felony crime, you must receive a presidential pardon if you are to ever own a firearm again.

Some states, however, have specifically designed laws regarding felons convicted of state laws and residing in their state, owning/possessing firearms. The state of New Mexico… Read more

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Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Hawaii

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once you’ve been convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Hawaii include:

If You Have Been Charged

In Hawaii you maintain your right to vote as long as you have not yet been convicted of a… Read more

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Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Illinois

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, however, once convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. The laws for Illinois include:

If You’ve Been Charged

Until you are convicted of a felony and incarcerated for it, the state of Illinois will not remove your right to vote… Read more

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Getting a Felon’s Voting Rights Restored in Florida

Voting is one of the most fundamental rights given to American citizens, but once you’re convicted of a felony, whether or not that right will be restored to you is up to the state that you reside in. Florida overview:

The Process

If you have been convicted of a felony, the state of Florida has a clemency process that you are required to submit to before… Read more