This post wraps up our blog series on how your gun rights can be affected by having a criminal record in Oklahoma.
I decided to write on this issue because it is shocking how many ordinary citizens in Oklahoma have restricted gun rights due to petty crimes or mistakes in their past. For some individuals, just going through a bad divorce left them with a scarlet letter that impacts their freedoms under the Second Amendment.
Let’s briefly summarize how criminal charges can affect gun rights.
First, a felony conviction completely strips a person of the right to own, possess, or even live in a home with a fire arm. The good news is that a new law is going into effect on November 1, 2018 that will allow us to expunge non-violent felony convictions without having to get a pardon from the governor!
For individuals seeking to get a handgun permit from OSBI, many are surprised when they are denied because of information on their background check. Most people are surprised to learn that certain misdemeanor offenses can prevent them from getting a gun permit. Minor offenses, like possession of marijuana, are grounds for denial by OSBI for a Self-Defense Act Handgun permit (formerly called a concealed carry permit).
And lastly, many more people are shocked when OSBI denies them an SDA handgun permit because they were once subject to a Victim Protective Order, even if it was during an emotional but very old divorce case. Yes, being accused by an ex-girlfriend or ex-spouse of can impact your right to possess a gun or get a handgun permit.
The good news is that you can hire an expungement lawyer to erase these charges off of your record!
Hiring an OKC Expungement lawyer can help you get a Concealed-Carry Open Carry Handgun Permit from OSBI
If you have arrests or charges on your record that don’t have to be there, then why let them stay on there? Why have a dirty record when you can legally have a clean record?
Anyone who intends to apply for an OSBI SDA gun permit should first expunge everything off their record before they apply. It will speed up the process and save you from getting denied and have to re-apply at a later date.
If you have non-violent felonies that ended in a deferred sentence; Misdemeanor charges or any type of drug charge, or any type of domestic abuse case or VPO, you need to get an expungement. An expungement will completely wipe these charges off of your record, effectively erasing them from history. After your record has been expunged, you can legally deny that those charges ever happened, which means you can legally deny it to OSBI when you apply for a gun permit (as well as when you apply for any type of license to any government agency).
I make getting your record expunged an easy and convenient process for you. All you have to do is fill out this form or give me a call at (405) 701-6016.
Once I have your information, I will give you a price quote. I handle expungements in the OKC metro area for $499 plus costs. I also expunge cases in other counties all over Oklahoma and I still have the lowest prices compared to other lawyers. Often, you do not even need to leave your house to hire me or come to court. I routinely complete expungements without my client ever having to come to court or do anything at all. I would love to be your expungement lawyer and restore you gun rights.
Let’s get started!