Restoration of Basic Civil Rights in Florida – Voting Rights, Right to Hold Public Office, Right to be on a Jury
Following a felony conviction, individuals lose their basic civil rights: the right to vote, the right to hold public office, and the right to be on a jury. They also lose their firearm rights under the 2nd Amendment. Not only is our right to vote an opportunity for us to participate in American politics, but not having the right leads to other collateral consequences that may not have been known at the time of the conviction. For example, some licensing agencies will not grant admission unless these basic civil rights have been restored.
Sometimes, and it is more than enough to move forward with the pursuit of having these basic civil rights restored, not being able to vote leads to a feeling of incompleteness that can be taxing and a heavy burden to carry. Everyone wants to know that as Americans, they are permitted to partake and participate just as fully as every other American.
Just as with other forms of Florida and Federal Clemency relief, there is a specific process that needs to be taken in order to get voting rights as well as the other basic civil rights restored. On a state level in Florida, voting and the other basic civil rights will only be restored by following the proper steps in accordance with Florida Clemency rules set forth by the Office of Executive Clemency in Tallahassee, Florida.
Thus, it goes without saying that having representation that can guide and ensure that your application for the restoration of your basic civil rights: the right to vote, the right to hold public office, and the right to be on a jury is as strong as possible may be a determining factor when seeking these forms of Florida state clemency relief.
The selection of the best clemency attorney for your particular needs is an important choice, and Foundation Legal, P.A. is happy to answer any questions that you may have. Whether these questions relate to the restoration of your basic civil rights, restoration of your voting rights, the specific authority to use and own a firearm or the restoration of your gun rights, a Florida or Federal pardon, or a Florida or Federal commutation of sentence, Foundation Legal, P.A. is here for you.
For further information related to any of the avenues listed above or how Foundation Legal can assist you, please contact us.