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Can I change a 18 U.S.C. 922 by sealing court proceeding.

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Can I change a 18 U.S.C. 922 by sealing court proceeding

Lawyer's Assistant: Have any charges been filed? If so, when is the next court date?

1991 conviction 400$ restitution

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a SC lawyer about this yet?

SC what is that

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Sealing? No. You have to have the conviction expunged or pardoned. Only then will it void the conviction in the eyes of federal law. 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(20) and (a)(33).

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