A Minnesota felony doesn’t always impair gun rights. But many still believe that “any Minnesota felony conviction will mean a lifetime loss of gun rights.” That’s wrong. When felony probation ends, Minnesota law automatically restores gun rights, with other civil rights. At least, this is the general rule of Minnesota law. We discuss exceptions to that general rule below. The Right to Firearms The right… Read More »Felony doesn’t always impair Minnesota gun rights
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“Can my rights to firearms be restored after a conviction for a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence?” Yes, you can restore gun rights after a misdemeanor domestic. But it’s complex. Once upon a time, the law stripped a person’s civil rights for a felony; but not a misdemeanor. A nice bright line. Well, not any more.… Read More »Restoring Gun Rights After a Domestic Misdemeanor in Minnesota
Restoration of Civil Rights to Firearms in Minnesota Can you get your gun rights back in Minnesota? Gun laws in Minnesota are a web of Minnesota state and federal statutes and court rulings. But information here should help those researching the laws. It’s not legal advice. Step one: Find the Cause of the Problem Before… Read More »Gun Rights Restoration
Once upon a time in Minnesota, an expungement restored a person convicted of a crime to full rights of citizenship. But today, for example, a typical Minnesota Expungement does not restore civil rights to: Firearms, Privacy, or Minnesota Department of Human Services records. So Minnesota expungement is broken. What can we do to fix it?… Read More »Civil Rights, Guns & Marijuana: Why Expungement is Broken in Minnesota
Gun Defense Attorney Minnesota Gun Defense Attorney Thomas C Gallagher has represented people facing gun charges, for decades. And he is a frequent lecturer and author on gun laws, gun crime defense and criminal defense. So here, we’ll cover some basics of Minnesota gun law and criminal defense. And be sure to check out the other… Read More »Gun Charges
On November 10, 2018 Thomas C. Gallagher, a Minneapolis Gun Crimes Defense Attorney, presented a Continuing Legal Education course to about 50 of the best defense lawyers in Minnesota, the Minnesota Society for Criminal Justice at the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
The specific topic covered by Gallagher was “How to Restore Gun Rights After a Misdemeanor Domestic Crime Conviction in Minnesota,” including: