Expunction for Gun Convictions
Expunction for Gun Convictions: The Updated Statute
The law for expunction for gun convictions recently changed when ‘constitutional carry’ became the law. According to the updated expunction statute, certain Unlawful Carrying Weapon convictions became eligible if those convictions occurred before September 1, 2021. The UCW convictions that the updated expunction statute covers are those for carrying handguns when they are not on their own property (or property owned by them), or inside or “directly en route to a motor vehicle or watercraft” that the person owns or controls.
Put in other words, only gun convictions involving carrying a handgun fall under the updated expunction statute. For gun convictions involving criminal activity (i.e., a UCW when arrested for DWI) DO NOT fall under the new statute. This means that a UCW conviction attached to another offense IS NOT ELIGIBLE for expunction.
More about Mimi Coffey & The Coffey Firm
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The Coffey Firm handles a wide variety of cases, including Unlawful Carrying Weapon (UCW), Assault (including family violence), and Possession charges. We can also help you try to get a DWI off your record or avoid probation revocation.
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