posted on Jul, 24 2003 @ 07:05 PM
My understanding was that it is Federal Law that stipulates that anyone convicted of a felony has their rights revoked for a good many years and that
the said felone must apply for re-instatement of individual rights for anyone convicted of felony can vote again?! Anyone convicted of a felony
cannot ever possess a fire-arm again, etc. These, and a few others, are the rights lost to said individual upon conviction of a felony.
Those felones may be eligiable but according to the application for "Restoration of Rights: for certain Non-violent offenders" the requirements
Civil rights may be restored based on that the felone must have been free of any sentences, including any suspended sentence, probation or parole for
at least three years. They must not have been convicted of any subsequent offence, either a felony or misdemeanor, during that three year period.
Finally, they must have paid all court costs, fines, penalties and restitution and have no felony or misdemeanor charges pending......
Persons who have been convicted of a violent offense, a drug manufacturing or distribution offense or an election law offense are not eligible for
this process to restore their civil rights.
What is the state law of Florida concerning restoration of rights?
Still don't make no sense but if Florida has a restoration of rights program it must still fall under Federal guidelines I would think. Perhaps this
is what the article is saying or eluding to?
[Edited on 25-7-2003 by Seekerof]