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Can a Felon Own a Gun in Arizona?

Unless your conviction has been expunged, set aside, vacated, or your gun rights have been restored, anyone convicted of a felony in any jurisdiction across the country is a prohibited possessor in every U.S. state.

Federal law prohibits anyone convicted of a felony from purchasing or possessing any type of firearm.

Gun Laws in Arizona

An Arizona resident who is at least 21 years old can carry a concealed weapon without a permit if they are not a prohibited possessor.

Arizona also recognizes valid permits from other states if the following conditions are met:

  1. The permit or license is recognized as valid in the issuing state.
  2. The permit or license holder is legally present in Arizona.
  3. The permit or license holder is not legally prohibited from possessing a firearm in Arizona.

A person cannot carry in Arizona if the following apply:

  1. The person is under 18 years old.
  2. The person is under indictment for, or has been convicted of, a felony offense in any jurisdiction, unless that conviction has been expunged, set aside, or vacated, or the person’s rights have been restored and they are not currently a prohibited possessor under federal or state law.

How Can I Get my Gun Rights Back in Arizona?

If you are a convicted felon, you must apply to have your conviction set aside, expunged, or vacated in the state where you were convicted. Only then will your rights to possess a firearm be eligible for restoration in Arizona.

If you need assistance restoring your gun rights in Arizona, the criminal defense lawyers at JacksonWhite can help you get your felony conviction set aside, expunged, or vacated (if you were convicted of a felony in Arizona).

 

Call the JacksonWhite Criminal Law team at (480) 467-4370 to discuss your case today.

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