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Evans v. Cook County State’s Attorney

On September 2, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on Evans v. Cook County State’s Attorney. The decision resolved two questions that have been causing delays in the lower courts of Illinois in matters of firearm rights restoration. 

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What Is a NICS Background Check, and How Can an Expungement Help?

If you have a criminal record, you could be prohibited from buying a gun. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is the federal system that federal firearms licensees (FFL) such as gun shop owners, pawn shop owners, and retailers use to determine whether a person is legally permitted to purchase a firearm.

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What is the Michigan Clean Slate Law?

After criminal conviction, most criminals assume they have paid their debt to society and can move forward with their lives. They may have specific goals they want to accomplish, a great work history, and a strong conviction about rebuilding their lives and starting over.

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What is the North Carolina Second Chance Act?

What is the North Carolina Second Chance Act of 2020, and How Does It Impact You? Almost one in four North Carolina citizens have criminal records. This means that one in four individuals has to deal with devastating secondary consequences that impact their employment, housing, and other opportunities, such as their Second Amendment rights.

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Your Record Has Been Expunged…Now What?

So, now that a judge has dotted all the I’s and crossed all the T’s on your granted order securing your expungement, what now? How long does it take for an expungement order to turn into a clear background check?

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Minnesota Gun Rights Restoration

If you have lost your rights to possess a firearm in Minnesota you will probably need an experienced attorney to determine whether you qualify to restore your gun rights and to competently argue your case before the courts.

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How to Restore Firearm Rights in California

The Second Amendment right to bear arms is something that many Americans hold dear. While this is a constitutional right, there are a number of ways your right to own a gun in California may be taken from you, including being a felon, misdemeanor convictions of certain domestic violence offenses, mental illnesses,

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Firearm Rights Restoration In Washington

The restoration of firearm rights can be extremely complex and confusing. The level of difficulty will depend on the state where the offense occurred and the nature of the offense.

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Can a Felon Own a Gun?

One of the most controversial Amendments, if not the most controversial, is the Second Amendment – The Right to Keep and Bear Arms. It has created a heated debate among politicians for many years. At WipeRecord, many times we are asked whether someone with a felony can own a gun again. The general answer to this question is: no.

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    Evans v. Cook County State’s Attorney

    On September 2, 2021, the Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision on Evans v. Cook County State’s Attorney. The decision resolved two questions that have been causing delays in the lower courts of Illinois in matters of firearm rights restoration. 

    Read More
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    What Is a NICS Background Check, and How Can an Expungement Help?

    If you have a criminal record, you could be prohibited from buying a gun. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is the federal system that federal firearms licensees (FFL) such as gun shop owners, pawn shop owners, and retailers use to determine whether a person is legally permitted to purchase a firearm.

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