When a felon has successfully completed his/her probation, what rights do they regain? Can they legally own a rifle for hunting purposes or regain the right to vote? I am thinking Idaho specific.
The Idaho state constitution guarantees former felons the right to vote once their citizenship has been restored. State law says that happens once prison, probation or parole are complete for felonies committed in Idaho.
The law applies to those living in Idaho who have felony convictions in other states--if that state has restored their rights.
Generally, if a person has had their civil rights restored by another state, they can vote here, Ysursa said. A felony conviction does not affect a person´s ability to vote in Idaho, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
What the state constitution says
Article VI, Section 3: Section 3. Disqualification of certain persons. No person is permitted to vote, serve as a juror, or hold any civil office who has, at any place, been convicted of a felony, and who has not been restored to the rights of citizenship, or who, at the time of such election, is confined in prison on conviction of a criminal offense.
What the statute says
Idaho Code 18-310 (2) says: “Upon final discharge, a person convicted of any Idaho felony shall be restored the full rights of citizenship, except that for persons convicted of treason” or for people who commit certain crimes, the right to own or possess a firearm is not restored.
Final discharge means “satisfactory completion of imprisonment, probation and parole as the case may be.”
Each state is different, I would direct this question to my PO if I were you. Your question caught my eye because you asked about owning a rifle. SOME states do restore the rights of felons to own a gun after their sentence is complete but this does not matter because federal law prohibits it. Regardless of what Idaho's law is or what anyone else tells you, if you are a felon you cannot own a firearm unless your record is EXPUNGED. Please look into this issue very carefully before even attempting to buy a gun, it is illegal to even go into a gun store and handle a gun if you are a felon. Federal law is controlling on this issue, they do prosecute and give out substantial prison terms for this.
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