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Ely, Counselor at Law
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If you plead to a 3rd degree felony, but was NOT convicted

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If you plead to a 3rd degree felony, but was NOT convicted and adjudication was withheld, no jail time, no probation, paid fine of 800 dollars including court cost. Can i still legally own a rifle for hunting.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Ely replied 8 years ago.

This depends on what state you are in. Can you tell me please?
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Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Will be hunting in the great State of Minnesota and Texas.
Expert:  Ely replied 8 years ago.
And you are telling me that there was NO conviction, correct? And they cut the deferred adjudication time?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
Correct NO felony conviction, and adjudication was withheld and NO probation, just a fine and court cost.
Expert:  Ely replied 8 years ago.
Let me give you some good news: An deferred adj. doesn't affect your ability to own weapons. A conviction does. You're free to hunt, sir, in any of our 50 great states!