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I was convicted of a felony around 20 years ago for selling

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I was convicted of a felony around 20 years ago for selling a small bag of weed to a cop in pa. i now live in va and am wondering if it is possible to get my voting and gun rights restored.

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This is a situation where you will need to get a Pardon from the Governor of PA to make you eligible to then Petition the Court to have your records expunged.

Once there is an expunction of the record, then you would be eligible to purchase a firearm, because your crime will not appear on your record.

As to your voting rights, you have those rights, as under PA law an offender's rights to vote are restored immediately upon release from prison. So, even though you now live in VA, you should not be disenfranchised from your vote. All you need to do is go to the Board of Elections in your county and register.

You may click here for more information on applying for the Pardon via the PA Governor for your firearm rights to be restored. But don't forget you will also then have to Petition the Court of Conviction to have the matter erased from your record

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Customer: replied 5 years ago.

Where is it that I go or click on for more information on applying for the Pardon via the PA Governor for your firearm rights to be restored. I do not see any link


Thanks

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Apologies. Here is the link You will need to call the Governor's office and request the application

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