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How does a Felon Get Their Rights Back?
Glad you asked...
In order for a felon to have their rights reinstated, he or she must first not be under any form of supervision, i.e. parole. Submit a Restoration of Civil Rights Application with the local clemency board along with any letters of reference or character affidavits. Keep copies of completed application, letters, and other correspondence. Be aware that the process is long and involved and is not guaranteed to be successful.
As for terrorism, that's a premeditated act. If you premeditated what you did, then I am adding another stone to the side of "don't let him have all his rights back." Anyone who can sit down, plan to hurt someone else, and follow through with the heinous act, and then demand they be treated as any other normal, friendly, nonviolent citizen, definitely doesn't deserve those rights.
Originally posted by woogleuk
reply to post by lynxpilot
No, in the UK, all crimes are on your record for life.
After 5 years (most crimes, not sure about more serious ones, ie murder), you don't have to tell an employer about it.....except certain roles where there is no expiry on it:- Working for the Government, working with children or vulnerable adults, working in the nuclear industry etc etc.......those types of job your criminal record will follow you for life.
Originally posted by BlesUTP
No, you should not have any of your rights back.
You were convicted of a felony which is considered breaking a "social contract", not a misdemeanor or a violation. If your get your rights back that sets up a precedent to give rights back to thousands of criminals. What makes you so special? Would give rights back to a serial rapist? A murder? A child molester? I would certainly hope not.
Life is not fair. You don't have to like that fact or even accept it. But if you were serious about getting any of your rights back, like voting, you should be doing research instead of throwing a pity party on a public forum.
But the fact still remains: someone else, who is not the OP, now has to bear the effects of the OP's actions. Just because the OP says he isn't going to hurt anyone, doesn't mean he won't, history proves that he can, has, and just might.
Which is why the state needs a way to prove rehabilitation. So both the victim, and the public at large, know that the OP will most likely not commit anymore crimes.
None of those are show stoppers, imo. Moreover, he can probably live quite well without any of it.