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Will a domestic assault charge prevent me from legaly posessing

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Will a domestic assault charge prevent me from legaly posessing afirearm?

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Can you please tell me if you had been convicted of this domestic assault charge?

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Can you please tell me if you had been convicted of this domestic assault charge?


Customer:

Yes 9 years ago

Alex Esquire :

Unfortunately such conviction of domestic violence crime would bar you from ownership, possession or use of the firearms under federal law.

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The only way to remove this ban, is for you to apply for the full pardon from the governor.

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Were you convicted in Tennessee?

Customer:

Yes

Alex Esquire :

Here is the link to the official Board of Probation and Parole where you can download and application to apply for a full pardon from the governor:

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http://www.tn.gov/bopp/Docs/Application%20for%20Pardon%203-24-11.pdf

Customer:

D assault d violence is there a difference

Alex Esquire :

No

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Domestic Assault, is considered a crime of domestic violence

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Does this make sense?

Customer:

Yes but I had been told otherwise . Because the carge carried only 11

Alex Esquire :

You would be barred from firearms, not because the conviction is a felony, but because it is a crime of the domestic violence.

Customer:

Mo 29 days as a misdemenor

Alex Esquire :

Unfortunately, the federal law is very tough and if you are caught with a gun, you would be facing mandatory 5 year in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000

Alex Esquire :

I am sorry, but your lawyer might have misinformed you.

Customer:

So I should contact the govenor?

Alex Esquire :

Here is the link to the current Federal Law for your review:

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http://www.justice.gov/usao/eousa/foia_reading_room/usam/title9/crm01117.htm

Alex Esquire :

Yes

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It would make sense for you to consult and retain a local post-conviction relief attorney and to have this attorney help you with your petition to the governor for a full pardon.

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This would be the only legal option.

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