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Restoring federal civil rights after a state conviction

People may think that the penalties for crimes only consist of jail or fines, but that is not true. Individuals can face a variety of serious consequences when charged with a criminal offense. These consequences can include the loss of the right to own or possess firearms, losing the right to vote and others. People can also be left with a criminal record which can result in the loss of job opportunities and housing options.

However, there are ways to reduce these other penalties for individuals. Through an expungement or other civil rights restoration process, individuals can see their civil rights reinstated. In some cases, this includes the right to possess firearms.

When people are charged with a state crime, they can also lose these privileges at the federal level. In other words, an individual can lose the right to possess a firearm under federal law for an offense that took place at the state level.

Under federal law, people can restore their rights to certain privileges by following restoration procedures in their own state. Once the rights have been restored within the person's state, federal rights are also restored. In other words, if an individual has the person's state rights restored, the person's federal rights are also restored.

Criminal defense and gun right restoration procedures are complicated areas of the law. Individuals in Oregon must understand all their options when it comes to avoiding penalties for criminal charges. These penalties can be long-lasting and the effects can be difficult to reverse. An attorney can help individuals understand their legal rights when it comes to gun right restoration and their criminal defense in Oregon.

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