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yes sir, the actual entering without breaking was committed on dec 22, 1994, and i believe the conviction was in nov of 1995. i was born 9/14/75 so i was 19 when i committed the act and 20 when convicted. i'm now 37. thank you for any help.
Dear JACUSTOMER - Based on the WV statute you would appear to be qualified since you have to have been between 18 and 26 at the time you were convicted. I have attached the link to the WV statute which you can review and then get back to me with specific questions. I cannot represent clients from this website or prepare documents but if you have some specific questions regarding the statute after you have read it please let me know.
thank you for helping me mr. kennett. i believe the link you provided pertains to misdemeanors only. i didn't see anywhere in that statute that regarded felonies. have i misread it?
yes, thank you for you time. i have drafted and filed a petition to the circuit court in the county in which i reside, within my rights contained in the wv code 67-7. the prosecutor has stated that he will not oppose the petition. the judge is currently out all week, but the local attorney that is assisting me with the process is optimistic. this judge is an avid hunter himself, so i believe that will also be in my favor. in my opinion, any reasonable person could meet me and realize that i can be trusted to handle firearms safely and within the law. i go to a job where i am willing to perform dangerous acts to ensure the safety of the people in my community.
in my petition, i cited the WV statute 67-7 that states i am eligible for firearms rights restoration. upon researching the federal code, a rights restoration in the presiding jurisdiction is recognized by the ATF and FBI as not convictable as a felon in possession. i still need to call and speak with these people before i assume anything. this petition is just the first step in a long road ahead of me. i will certainly be applying to the governors office as well. i believe i have a strong case, and have proven rehabilitation beyond a doubt. thank you for your answers, i will leave feedback.
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