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i was convicted of wreckless endangerment, a felony, 14 years

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i was convicted of wreckless endangerment, a felony, 14 years ago in nys, suffolk county. i was sentenced to three years probation which i completed without a problem, it was transferred to florida where i now live.this was my one and only crime. is it possible to get my rights restored like the right to vote and own a firearm???
I am afraid that NY does not expunge convictions, so the only way to get your firearms rights back would by to file for a pardon through the governor and the Board of Parole. Your right to vote in NY is automatically restored upon completion of your sentence (see: N.Y. Elec. Law § 5-106(2)). Thus, you need to file a petition for a pardon with the NY Board of Parole and seek clemency/pardon with full restoration of your firearms rights to get them back.


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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

does the fact that my probation was transferred to florida who supervised it and collected the money for over two and a half years have any affect on thi,s and also since ny automatically restoers my right to vote i am now legal to vote again

No, it is the NY law that governs, since that is the state you were convicted in. It does not matter where your probation was transferred to.
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