Legal

Ask a lawyer and get answers to your legal questions

Ask a Lawyer,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Is there a way to restore my rights after a 20+ year old…

Customer Question
Is there a way to...
Is there a way to restore my rights after a 20+ year old soft felony (incorrect info on loan application) in KY? No issues before or since. Completed all probation and restitution requests. Now live in FL, have obtained FL Real Estate license, volunteer for civic and youth organizations which often becomes awkward when dealing with volunteer applications. What methods, if any, are available to expunge or eliminate the felony charges?
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Legal
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Legal Question
Answered in 22 minutes by:
1/19/2016
Lawyer: Zoey, JD, Attorney replied 2 years ago
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 30,565
Experience: Active member of the NYS bar since 1989
Verified

Hello,

Unfortunately, the state of Kentucky does not expunge felony convictions. They will expunge dismissals and acquittals. The only other possible way to eliminate your conviction would be to retain a lawyer and have him reopen your case by petitioning the court to dismiss your felony in the interest of justice.

This is a long-shot and not one that some judges are willing even to entertain without an especially compelling reason. But judges do have the power to dismiss a case under their powers of equity, even when the law doesn't specifically support it. They will do so to prevent an injustice. So you'd have to confer with a local lawyer and see if the two of you can brainstorm a compelling reason for the judge to want to ignore the fact that you were found guilty of a felony. Once the matter is dismissed, your record is much improved but you may also be eligible to seal the dismissal under your state's expungement law.

As far as the restoration of your Kentucky rights, unfortunately, the only way to get your rights back would be via a pardon from your governor. The governor can restore some or all of your civil rights. If your gun rights are important to you, you'd need a full pardon that expressly grants you back your gun rights before you get them.

I am attaching the pardon application. It is free to apply and you do not need a lawyer for it.

Ask Your Own Legal Question
Was this answer helpful?
Ask Zoey, JD Your Own Question
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD, Attorney
Category: Legal
Satisfied Customers: 30,565
30,565 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Active member of the NYS bar since 1989

Zoey, JD is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

Mr. Kaplun clearly had an exceptional understanding of the issue and was able to explain it concisely. I would recommend JustAnswer to anyone. Great service that lives up to its promises!

Gary B.Edmond, OK

My Expert was fast and seemed to have the answer to my taser question at the tips of her fingers. Communication was excellent. I left feeling confident in her answer.

EricRedwood City, CA

I am very pleased with JustAnswer as a place to go for divorce or criminal law knowledge and insight.

MichaelWichita, KS

PaulMJD helped me with questions I had regarding an urgent legal matter. His answers were excellent.

Three H.Houston, TX

Anne was extremely helpful. Her information put me in the right direction for action that kept me legal, possible saving me a ton of money in the future. Thank you again, Anne!!

ElaineAtlanta, GA

It worked great. I had the facts and I presented them to my ex-landlord and she folded and returned my deposit. The 50 bucks I spent with you solved my problem.

TonyApopka, FL

Not only did he answer my Michigan divorce question but was also able to help me out with it, too. I have since won my legal case on this matter and thank you so much for it.

LeeMichigan

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Tina

Tina

Lawyer

8,775 satisfied customers

JD, BBA Over 25 years legal and business experience.

Ely

Ely

Counselor at Law

24,642 satisfied customers

Private practice with focus on family, criminal, PI, consumer protection, and business consultation.

INFOLAWYER

INFOLAWYER

Attorney

22,059 satisfied customers

Licensed attorney helping individuals and businesses

JPEsq

JPEsq

Attorney

2,132 satisfied customers

Experience as general attorney, in house counsel, SSDI, Family Law attorney, and law professor

Law Educator, Esq.

Law Educator, Esq.

Attorney

43,763 satisfied customers

JA Mentor -Attorney Labor/employment, corporate, sports law, admiralty/maritime and civil rights law

Ellen

Ellen

Lawyer, Consultant

8,238 satisfied customers

25 years of experience helping people like you.

Guillermo Senmartin

Guillermo Senmartin

Lawyer

297 satisfied customers

Principal Attorney at Guillermo J. Senmartin, P.A.

< Previous | Next >

Related Legal Questions
I am paying restitution via a garnishment on my social
I am paying restitution via a garnishment on my social security check for 15%. This is ok so I am never late. However the Feds have garnished my IRA approximately $19,000. Is there anything I can do? … read more
KLAW
KLAW
Juris Doctorate
2,115 satisfied customers
I need info on restitution. My son was convicted for a
I need info on restitution. My son was convicted for a felony, spent 18 months at SeaTac, is on probation until Nov.6, 2018. He filed for Social Security disability for Bi-Polar mental illness among o… read more
AlexiaEsq.
AlexiaEsq.
Managing Lawyer/Advocate
Doctoral Degree
37 satisfied customers
I currently owe restitution to HH Gregg from about 4 years
I currently owe restitution to HH Gregg from about 4 years ago. I was placed on treatment court which I completed and graduated. I was recently notified that I still need to pay the restitution owed b… read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,898 satisfied customers
There is no Civil Right attorney to represent me against
there is no Civil Right attorney to represent me against HMO, is there any Attorney y in Alabama licensed in Florida to represent me? … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,870 satisfied customers
I'm trying to find a civil rights attorney because I feel
ma'am I'm trying to find a civil rights attorney because I feel like my rights have been violated … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Attorney
30,565 satisfied customers
NEED A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY. MISSOURI. NONE. 1ST
NEED A FEDERAL CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEY JA: What state are you in? It matters because laws vary by location. Customer: MISSOURI JA: What steps have you taken so far? Customer: NONE JA: Anything else you … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,059 satisfied customers
Who can I speak with to file a civil rights claim if I was
who can I speak with to file a civil rights claim if I was mistreated in a hospital? … read more
LegalKnowledge
LegalKnowledge
Juris Doctor
29,898 satisfied customers
Have my civil right been violated by not receiving the
Have my civil right been violated by not receiving the duevprocess. Got a trial quick no ppreliminary trial. Was told i get one by the commissioner … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,763 satisfied customers
My son is living with and is on probation and his probation
My son is living with and is on probation and his probation officer came to check on my home and saw I had security cameras and told my son I have remove cameras or he has to move elsewhere. This was … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Attorney
30,565 satisfied customers
If restitution is paid for a jewelry theft in an employers
Hi, If restitution is paid for a jewelry theft in an employers home, after being arrested and getting second chance probation, can the homeowners insurance company subrugate? … read more
Legal Eagle
Legal Eagle
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
11,370 satisfied customers
Is it possible to retain a civil rights attorney on a
Is it possible to retain a civil rights attorney on a contingency to file a claim against a county or is it always a fee based retainer? … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,059 satisfied customers
I need help regarding a civil rights matter, I was assaulted
I need help regarding a civil rights matter, I was assaulted and abducted after cps caseworker threatened my sons father lying and claiming the caseworkers would put my son in Foster care, to get him … read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,870 satisfied customers
I was reading about federal restitution and maximum wage
I was reading about federal restitution and maximum wage garnishment. Is there, or is there not, a statutory maximum that is collectable/garnishable from gross wages? Is it set at 25% of gross wages? … read more
Phillips Esq.
Phillips Esq.
Attorney
JD
19,603 satisfied customers
Can you owe restitution if no money or merchandise was ever
Can you owe restitution if no money or merchandise was ever exchanged … read more
INFOLAWYER
INFOLAWYER
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
22,059 satisfied customers
How does someone have to pay restitution if the bonding
How long does someone have to pay restitution if the bonding company sold the account to a debt collector 20 years ago. I have been paying sine 1987. … read more
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq.
Attorney
Doctoral Degree
43,763 satisfied customers
I need to find a civil rights attorney in Atlanta Georgia to
I need to find a civil rights attorney in Atlanta Georgia to help solve a problem with an illegal traffic arrest. My son was charged with DIU, the officer knew he was not drinking and did not even ask… read more
Attyadvisor
Attyadvisor
Doctoral Degree
7,870 satisfied customers
Are you a civil rights attorney in Nevada. are you a civil
I was arrested by the police at the Las Vegas airport for no reason. My civil rights were violated and I was falsely imprisoned and I want to talk to a lawyer aboutBringing a civil lawsuit … read more
N Cal Atty
N Cal Atty
Doctoral Degree
59 satisfied customers
I have some questions pertaining unpaid restitution with
I have some questions pertaining unpaid restitution with probational period ending soon. … read more
Zoey, JD
Zoey, JD
Attorney
30,565 satisfied customers

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.

The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x