Gun Rights Restoration in Bend
Protecting Your Rights in Oregon
With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, Baxter Harder, LLC has represented countless individuals in their petitions to restore their rights to purchase and possess firearms. The right to bear arms is our Second Amendment right that all should be entitled to. If you’ve had your rights taken away after a conviction, not all hope is lost. Our gun rights restoration attorneys in Bend can help you file a petition and prove to the court that you’re no longer a danger to society or yourself. We know how to gather the evidence needed to strengthen your petition and achieve your desired results. We’re also well-versed on state laws and regulations in Oregon and can guide you through the process. Allow our criminal defense law firm to help you today.
Contact our team online or by phone at (541) 238-9210 for a consultation regarding your gun rights. We can learn more about your past criminal history and determine your next steps. The sooner you call, the sooner you can repossess your firearms.
Am I Eligible for Restoration?
Federal law prohibits certain individuals from purchasing and possessing firearms, including domestic abuser, convicted felons, and people with specific kinds of mental health histories. The way these individuals are prevented from owning guns is through a background check, though there are other individuals who pose a risk of being dangerous who aren’t checked, like those with violent or gun-related misdemeanors. Around 40 misdemeanors carry 10-year firearms bans, including assault, battery, brandishing a weapon, and making criminal threats.
After a felony conviction, you may be eligible to have your gun rights restored in Oregon if:
- You haven’t been on supervision or served a sentence in the last year
- You haven’t been convicted of a felony involving the use of a firearm or deadly weapon
- You haven’t been convicted of a crime listed under Measure 11, which includes crimes like robbery, murder, rape, arson, and more
Our lawyers can help you determine if you’re eligible, and if so, we can move forward with filing a petition.
Ways to Restore Your Gun Rights
Generally, there are two ways to restore your gun rights if you’ve been convicted of a felony. One way is through expunging your convictions off your criminal record, allowing you to lawfully purchase guns. This occurs when an attorney files a motion to seal your arrest and conviction, which lifts state and federal prohibitions against purchasing firearms.
If expungement isn’t an option, you can also file a petition with the court. It’s important that you hire a trained attorney to help you, as individuals can only apply for a restoration of gun rights once a year. Individuals filing a petition must prove that they don’t pose a threat to the safety of themselves or the public through convincing evidence.
Our attorneys have decades of experience and know just how to prove to the court that your life and behaviors have changed. We gather evidence through obtaining letters of support from family members, friends, and coworkers who can vouch for you. We’re also able to prepare you and your witnesses to testify before the court.
A final option that is more difficult to use is if your felony is reduced to a misdemeanor, which restores your gun rights. This occurs after you petition the court to have your felony reduced, which requires a persuasive argument backed by strong evidence.
The reality is that each situation is unique, and what works for one individual may not work for you. Your best way forward is to contact our attorney and utilize our offered consultations to present your case. From there, we can provide you with options and potentially take you on as a client.
Ready to start a new chapter of your life? Have your gun rights restored when you call our Bend attorneys today at (541) 238-9210. Our criminal defense attorneys also offer general expungement services.
Over 60+ Years of Combined Experience
Former Elected and Deputy District Attorneys at the Firm
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We Can Handle Complex Cases in Criminal, Civil, & Family Law
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When you choose our team of experienced lawyers, we will take the time to listen to your needs and remain focused on that as we proceed with your case. We have the knowledge, skills, and resources to provide the quality defense you need.