How Can a Felony Conviction Affect My Life?
Posted By Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass || 28-Jun-2012
If you are convicted of a felony in Texas, you automatically lose the ability to exercise certain civil rights, including the right to bear arms. Since you can be subjected to criminal prosecution for violating these restrictions, you should consult with a criminal attorney to learn how these limitations apply to your own situation.
A convicted felon may not possess firearms under Texas law until five years after the completion of his or her felony sentence, including any parole and period of probation. Even then, the right to possess firearms is restricted to the felon’s residence. Convicted felons are also prohibited from owning body armor.
Anyone convicted of a felony in Texas loses the right to vote upon conviction. The right to vote is automatically restored after the person completes his or her sentence, including any period of parole and/or probation.
Texas law prohibits any person convicted of a felony from being a candidate for public office or holding any public office unless he or she receives a full pardon.
- Professional State License
Felons seeking to enter jobs requiring state professional licenses may be prohibited from obtaining such licenses, depending upon the rules of the licensing board.
Under Texas law, no convicted felon may become a licensed peace officer, even if he or she obtains a full pardon.
- Right to Serve as Executor
A person convicted of a felony may not serve as the executor or administrator of another person’s estate.
Convicted felons may not serve on a jury under Texas law.
If you live in the Dallas area and have been charged or convicted of a felony, you should seek advice from a criminal attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey C. Grass in Dallas at to discuss your rights and restrictions as set forth by the State of Texas.
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