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TehGreatMutato  [Member]
1/13/2012 9:07:22 PM
My girlfriend was convicted of a felony (DUI, irrc) 16 years ago.

My understanding is that in Alaska, a felon is eligible to have their rights restored after 10 years. I am unclear on the specifics of the law. We would like to pursue this, if it is an option to her.

As things are now, I have a concern about her conviction... I carry concealed every day. Are either of us at risk for arrest/prosecution, by being together? As one would expect, I spend the night with her on occasion. The pistol could be locked in my car overnight (eek!) if required.
uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/13/2012 11:14:31 PM
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun
Glockfan  [Team Member]
1/17/2012 12:21:03 AM
Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun


True but she would still be in violation of federal law. Best to have her rights restored.
Pat
uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/17/2012 1:36:42 AM
Originally Posted By Glockfan:
Originally Posted By uafgrad:
Are you asking under Alaska law or under Federal Law

For Alaska state law, google AS11.61.200
It would appear that 10 years after she finished her sentence she could posses a handgun


True but she would still be in violation of federal law. Best to have her rights restored.
Pat


Without a doubt
Just didnt know if he was asking about State or Federal
TehGreatMutato  [Member]
1/17/2012 2:29:14 AM
I was asking for both.

Google didn't provide me with the statute text, but a history of Farmer vs. SOA, in which the supreme court upheld its decision to deny restoration of his rights. Is this a case of federal law trumping state?

I have read that in Alaska, the necessity of subsistence allows felons to be in possession of a firearm for hunting purposes.



uafgrad  [Moderator]
1/17/2012 9:48:48 AM
Long guns
A gun that is conceable is still a no no until they meet the definition of the statute I gave you
Federal law is a no no either way
You're going to need a lawyer if you want her rights restored and then some luck