After being convicted of a felony, a person must file a written request with the court to receive their right to possess a firearm back. Some of the factors that the court will consider in determining whether or not to return gun rights are: criminal history, performance on probation, past violence, victims’ injuries, current status, length of time with clean record, etc..
On a first time non-violent offense, the court would likely return the right to possess a firearm after probation has been successfully completed. When a considerable amount of time has passed and no other charges have been raised, the court would also entertain a motion to set aside the past conviction and allow the person to move forward having the felony conviction set aside.
If you are considering applying to have your right to possess a firearm reinstated, and have questions regarding the process, contact Arizona criminal defense attorney Jeremy Geigle for a free consultation.