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Attorney Bullard Speaks at Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation

On December 12th, 2014, James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. appeared at the Virginia Center for Behavioral Rehabilitation (VCBR) to hold a seminar for its residents. The center invited Attorney Bullard to specifically address the restoration of civil rights and how those who have been convicted of violent crimes can regain their right to vote in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

For over the last decade, the VCBR has been treating former DOC inmates who have been charged with violent sexual crimes and display a high probability of reoffending. The Center offers rigorous treatment for these offenders and prepares them for eventual release back into the community.

As a former prosecutor and an advocate of those charged with the most serious of crimes, James A. Bullard Jr. P.C. was proud address the Center's patients and help illuminate options they all have for healthy re-assimilation back into civilian life.

Restoration of Rights

Contrary to popular knowledge, it is still possible to restore you right to vote in Virginia after being convicted of a crime, even a violent one. In fact, the state recently amended its procedures to make the process for forgiving for those applying.

To apply have your right to vote restored, you must:

  • Wait three years from the end of your sentence, parole included.
  • Not have any other convictions during this time, including DUIs.
  • Have all court costs and fines paid.
  • File a request form with the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

It's estimated that roughly 80% of all past felons who submit to this process have their right to vote restored.

Attorney Bullard and VCBR both know that serious crimes can carry what feels like a life sentence of repercussions—we also know that protecting the rights of those who have already paid their debt to society is key to creating an environment where they can thrive and contribute again in the community.

If you or a loved are interested in finding out more information about the Restoration of Rights in Virginia, we urge you to speak with a dedicated Richmond criminal defense lawyer at our firm. Contact us today.