Legal Question in Criminal Law in Colorado

Constitutional rights after prison

do i have to be reinstated into the united states after i serve time in prison. and when am i able to purches a hunting fire arm,


Asked on 9/04/00, 6:03 pm

1 Answer from Attorneys

Charles Aspinwall Charles S. Aspinwall, J.D., LLC

Re: Constitutional rights after prison

If you were an American citizen before you served a prison sentence, there is nothing to reinstate. You remain a citizen.

You do, however, lose valuable Constitutional rights when convicted of a felony. You may no longer vote, hold public office, serve on a jury, or be commercially bonded or hold a Notary Public commission, and things of that nature. Most importantly, you can NEVER again in your life possess a destructive weapon [firearm] or ammunition or other explosive devices. You will never again be able to legally possess a gun. This will remain the case until you get a pardon, and they are rare.

These rights are probably lost to you forever.

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Answered on 10/05/00, 6:02 pm

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