Civil Rights Forfeiture Following Felony Conviction

According to The Law Dictionary, convicted felons are not treated the same nation-wide. But, as in every other state, in Oklahoma, convicted felons lose several of their civil rights following a felony conviction. Specifically, in our state, convicted felons lose the right to vote, the right to own or use a firearm and many more things. Beyond that, there are professional consequences for those convicted of a felony. If you have suffered civil rights forfeiture following felony conviction, our attorneys can help you restore those rights.

In Oklahoma, a convicted felon loses some of their civil liberties. As a result of their behavior, law enforcement makes it more difficult for the felon to re-offend by limiting civil rights such as:

  • Voting
  • Serving on a Jury
  • Holding Elected Office
  • Employment with the State
  • Having or Using a Firearm

Felony Crimes Include

  • Rape
  • Murder
  • Manslaughter
  • Assault and Battery
  • Possession of Child Pornography
  • Commercial Gambling

Professional Consequences of Felony Conviction

Not only will you lose certain civil rights upon felony conviction, but beyond that you will lose the ability to work in some fields. When convicted of a felony, your background will prevent license and certification in many areas including teaching, accounting, engineering, real estate and psychology.

If you have incurred civil rights forfeiture following felony conviction, please contact Richard A. Shallcross and Associates immediately.

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