Clearing Your Record and Restoring Your Rights

Posted on : August 22, 2017

Restoration of Rights Project

Part of my job as an attorney is to remain up-to-date on new resources my clients can use to familiarize themselves with the legal process.  In my personal attempt to remain up-to-date, I chose to join several organizations which deal with my practice areas.  One of those organizations is the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Recently, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers partnered with the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, the National Legal Aid & Defense Association, and the National HIRE Network on a new project. This project was called the “Restoration of Rights Project”.

The purpose of this project is to offer a complete guide to the law on restoration of rights following a criminal conviction in all 50 states.  This site offers a lot of great information on Mississippi’s laws regarding gun rights, expungements, and voting rights restoration. After reading through the site, I have to admit that they have done a better job than I ever could in a single blog post listing all of the ways you can have your rights restored following a felony conviction. Since the purpose of this blog is to give you the best information possible, instead of posting an original article on rights restoration, I will post a link to THIS WEBSITE.

I encourage anyone who has been convicted of a crime in Mississippi or Federally to take the time to explore this site. It will not replace a one on one consultation with an experienced attorney, but it can help answer many questions, such as:

  1. Can your charge be expunged?
  2. Are you eligible to have your gun rights restored?
  3. What types of rights have I lost by being convicted of a crime?

As always, if you have any questions or want to speak one on one with an attorney regarding which post-conviction option is right for you, feel free to contact us anytime.  We are more than happy to help in any way that we can.

Posted by : Brandon Langford

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