Restoration of Gun Rights & Driving Privileges Attorney in Chase City, Virginia
If you were previously convicted of driving under the influence or another felony, you deserve the chance to move forward once your sentence is over. However, certain rights will not be automatically restored to you. If you are striving to regain your driving privileges or your gun rights, let me lead you through the legal process. Reach out to me today in Chase City, Virginia. I advocate for individuals throughout South Hill, Charlotte County, Lunenburg County, and Mecklenburg County.
Restoring Your Gun Rights
If you have been convicted of a felony in Virginia, you will automatically lose your civil rights, including the right to vote, run for elected office, carry a firearm, and more. However, you may be able to request the restoration of these rights down the line.
Regain Your Civil Rights & Determine Eligibility
If you are striving to specifically regain your gun rights, you will first need to file a petition with the Governor of Virginia to have your civil rights restored. Once your civil rights have been granted, you will need to determine your eligibility for gun rights restoration. While many people who have faced criminal convictions are eligible, some are not. If you were convicted of a felony from another state or federal court, a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence, assault and battery on a family member, or another similar offense, you may not be eligible to regain your right to carry a firearm.
Present Your Case in Circuit Court
If you have determined that you are eligible, you will then apply to either the circuit court where you live or where you were convicted. You'll be required to go before a judge and make your case for why your gun rights should be restored. To give yourself the best chance of receiving the results you deserve, you should put a qualified legal professional on your side. Schedule a consultation with me today to get started.
Reinstating Your Driving Privileges
Obtain Your Compliance Summary
While many states automatically lift license suspensions after a period of time, Virginia requires its residents to navigate a reinstatement process. This process may vary depending on the circumstances surrounding your license suspension. To determine the exact steps you will have to follow, you should gain access to your compliance summary. This document outlines your specific reinstatement requirements.
Address Outstanding Payments
After obtaining a copy of your compliance summary, you can start completing the requirements listed. The first requirement will likely be to pay any outstanding court costs and fines. Once you've taken care of any payments, you may be able to apply for restricted driving privileges. If granted these privileges, you will be allowed to drive yourself to work, school, and other necessary obligations.
Request a Restricted License
To pursue these privileges, you should file a form with your local courthouse. A judge will decide whether or not to issue you a restricted license. If your request is denied, you can file a petition with the court where you were previously convicted. Here, you'll have the chance to argue your case. This is where I come in. I will use my extensive trial experience to advocate for your rights as you seek a restricted license.
Provide Certain Documentation
Then, you will need to provide proof of insurance and a variety of other documentation, as well as pay the license reinstatement fee. This process may seem overwhelming, but you won't have to face it alone. Schedule a consultation with me today to get started on the path toward regaining your driving privileges. You deserve the chance to get back on the road and start living your life.
Schedule a Consultation With Me in Chase City, Virginia
My goal is to provide clarity, advocacy, and guidance through the process of restoring your gun rights or regaining your driving privileges. Contact me today to discuss your case and start moving forward in Chase City, Virginia. I represent individuals in the surrounding areas, including South Hill and the counties of Charlotte, Lunenburg, and Mecklenburg.
Restoration of Driving Privileges & Gun Rights Attorney in Chase City, Virginia
A prior conviction should not define the rest of your life. Let me help you pursue the rights and privileges you deserve as you strive to put your criminal offense behind you. Talk to my firm, Hatchell Law, PLLC, today for top-notch legal representation in Mecklenburg County, Virginia.