Can my brother hunt after his felony is cleared at age 18?

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Can my brother hunt after his felony is cleared at age 18?

He is 14 now and he asked our uncle, who owns the local hunting shop and he said he could, but when he told his probation officer about it she got a crabby and said no you can’t hunt until you are 25. His PO is not very nice and is always trying to upset my little brother. Is it really true he cannot hunt until he is 25? He didn’t even get a felony that had to deal with hunting or guns or anything he got a illegal entry felony. So can he hunt after his records are cleared?

Asked on November 11, 2013 under Criminal Law, Michigan

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MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Depending on if this is a general or specified felony, the wait time will depend on the length of the maximum sentence and can be quite long.  However, the rules may change for youthful felons. So you and your family may wish to consult with an attorney in your state who specializes in firearm rights restoration and see if this is an automatic time period or if your brother will need to petition the court to restore his rights.


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