Originally posted by onequestion
reply to post by kthxbai
First off let me start by apologizing for the way i respond to your first post.
I may have been lacking some oxygen in my brain from an intense training session. (if youll allow me to make an excuse here).
And, ok i can deal with that. Im exhausted and falling asleep so thats pretty much all i have to offer right now.
I can accept that. You seem to be in a much better frame of mind which is the key in accomplishing what you set out to do.
There were several suggestions offered that may benefit you. Going through the court system to get the records expunged or applying for a hearing to
get your position reconsidered.
If/when you do so, keep a good frame of mind in order to get the best results.
With that being said, the possibility of success isn't very high. You were convicted and plead guilty of a felony and those aren't often swept away.
Maybe you would never do anything of the sort ever again, maybe you would, we just don't know that, only you know that.
It would be the job of the judge who hears your appeal to decide and they seldom decide in favor of restoring rights to felons.
Think about it from the other side of the fence. If it were someone else instead of you and you had spent your entire life out of jail, following the
rules, doing what you are expected to do, would you be eager to allow someone who had committed a violent crime to have the same rights under the law
that you have? Most of us aren't. Regardless of whether you like or dislike someone, if they are a felon, it will always be in the back of your mind.
You know they committed a violent act at one time and that speaks of their nature. Due to the past action, you are much more likely to be violent than
someone who has never had any type of experience like that.
I'm not saying you're a horrible person who doesn't deserve anything, I'm just saying that as a felon, your credibility is lowered in respect to the
laws that we follow. It isn't likely that those rights that were forfeited will ever be returned to you due to the past action.
ETA: I feel obligated to say, after reading the replies after the one I'm addressing here that you returned to the behaviors with the other member.
You become defensive very quickly. Although he was speaking in a manner you may feel is harsh, he wasn't attacking you personally, he was addressing
the behaviors being displayed here in the thread. That creates opinions based on your own actions and quickly turns people against whatever outcomes
you may favor.
When you are this defensive on an internet message board, it makes us wonder how much more defensive and even physical you may become in the "real
world". You quickly go from one extreme to another and that speaks volumes about your disposition and character. Not only does it hinder your own
request for the return of your rights, it hinders requests of others. When we see one person who is a felon act in that manner, we transfer that
opinion to others who are felons. It builds a stereotype. Stereotypes always have some element of truth in them along with the exaggeration. You are
hurting yourself as well as others with the extreme changes in attitude and behaviors that are displayed here.
If you were to behave the same way in court that you have here, it isn't likely at all that the judge would listen to anything you have to say and
would uphold the retention of those rights because you would be seen as a risk.
This isn't a personal attack, just a commentary of what I see unfolding in the thread. You ask in the title and opening post "can I have my rights
back", but the behaviors seen here influence us to say "no, you can't, because..." and list those behaviors.
edit on 21-2-2013 by kthxbai because: (no reason given)