Restoration of Rights
Richmond Criminal Defense Attorney
Being convicted of a crime is in the top five of the most stressful life events a human being can experience. Making matters even more difficult, you are further singled out for harsh treatment by losing basic rights including the right to vote, the right to serve on a jury or the right to hold public office. Keep in mind that you still have rights and one of those rights may allow you to apply for a restoration of your rights.
In order to qualify for a restoration of your rights, you must first complete any court imposed punishment and probation and then be free of any additional crime for a period of time afterward. If your crime was non-violent, such as a white collar crime, you must wait two years. If you were convicted for a
violent crime or a serious crime such as
drug distribution, you will have to wait five years after completely fulfilling the terms of your sentence. While your criminal record cannot be cleared unless you are given a Governor's pardon, the restoration of your rights will allow you to fully participate in society.
Helping You Apply for Restoration of Rights in Richmond
The process of applying for a restoration of your rights is very complex. The application, necessary documentation and strict filing deadlines can overwhelm anyone. Our firm is familiar with the procedures and protocols and we will work side by side with you to ensure that your application is properly prepared and all filing deadlines are met. We are committed to pursuing the results that you are looking for. We may be able to help you successfully achieve a restoration of your rights.
James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. is an energetic and compassionate law firm that believes that you deserve to conduct your life with dignity and respect. Our firm knows that people make mistakes but you deserve a chance to move forward with your life and contribute as a full citizen of your community. We will tenaciously fight for your rights and work hard to assist you in restoring your rights. Contact us today to discuss your legal options -
call (804) 622-5332!