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Was the conviction in VA?
Assuming the conviction was in VA, you can get your firearm rights restored if you've already bias your civil rights restored.
To regain state firearms privileges, you must apply to the circuit court for the jurisdiction you live in for a permit to possess or carry a firearm. Circuit courts may consider the request since your cvil rights were restored. (Va. Code §18.2-308.2).
The clerk at the circuit court can give you the application.
So, you already petitioned the court in your county?
In that case, you need to appeal the court's denial to the VA supreme court. That's the only option.
It was already rejected by the court, correct? Or are you saying only the attorney has objected? If only the attorney has objected, you'll still have a hearing. If your request is rejected by the court, then you appeal.
Ok. Good. So you'll have a hearing. If court rejects, then you can appeal.
That's hard to say. It could be granted on appeal.
Were you caught with the gun during the breaking and entering? Even if you didn't use, possession would be considered violent.
I don't believe that is a violent crime for this purpose.
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