I'm Lucy, and I'd be happy to answer your questions today.
Yes, the petition is filed in the Circuit Court in the county where you currently live. There is a fee for filing, but you can request that it be waived if you can't afford it. The court should have forms for you to do that. Under Mich. Stat., Section 28.424, the judge must restore your rights as long as the following conditions are met:
a) The Petition is filed correctly, and
b) It's been at least 5 years since you were released from jail, completed probation or parole, and paid all fines associated with the conviction.
Once the petition is filed, the judge could schedule a hearing for you to attend, but otherwise, you just have to wait until you get notice that it's done. Once you're approved and your rights are restored, you can purchase guns and/or ammunition.
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