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I want to restore my rights from a possesion of cocaine (

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I want to restore my rights from a possesion of cocaine ( less than a gram} felony, over 18 years ago, in Galveston, County Texas, I now live in Florida.

Lawyer's Assistant: What state is this in? And can you tell me a little more about the charge?

Texas, Galveston County, Possesion of cocaine, very small amount, less than a gram,

Lawyer's Assistant: Has anything been filed or reported?

No

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

Nothing I know of

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Texas is the state that took away your rights, so Texas is the state that would have to give them back. Your right to vote in Texas is automatically restored after the completion of your sentence. All of your other civil rights, including your Second Amendment rights will require a pardon from the governor.

You can see the form and the instructions for the pardon here. No lawyer is required in order to obtain a pardon.

https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/bpp/forms/FP%20App.pdf

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