It is not uncommon for gun rights to be removed as a result of domestic violence. Some rights are automatically restored at the successful completion of probation; however, the right to possess a gun or firearms is not automatically returned. You must file a motion with the court and ask that the gun rights be restored to you. Sometimes the court will want to review the nature of the offense that led to the right being taken away. The court will also want to look at your behavior since the right was taken away – for example, have you been charged with any new crimes? Are you employed? Are you in school? etc. Arizona law allow for the application for the restoration of certain rights lost during the course of a criminal case. You should try to regain as many rights as possible after your case so that you can continue on with your life.
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