Expunging Criminal Records and Federal Firearm Rights

$179.00

This presentation will focus on the collateral consequences of having a criminal record, with special focus on two main areas: criminal records and background checks, and the right to possess firearms. Information presented will be on a national scope rather than state-specific.

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Event Details

Webinar Date

Webinar Time

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Kelly J. Keegan, Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

This presentation will focus on the collateral consequences of having a criminal record, with special focus on two main areas: criminal records and background checks, and the right to possess firearms. Information presented will be on a national scope rather than state-specific.

Principles

  • Background Checks
  • Clearing Criminal History
  • Federal Firearms Prohibitions
  • Restoration of Federal Firearms Rights

Syllabus

  1. Collateral Consequences- Why these topics are relevant 
    • Criminal records in the digital age
    • Firearms restrictions
  2. Background Checks and Data Harvesting 
    • How and when background checks are conducted
    • Federal regulations on background checks
    • Remedies for inaccurate or incomplete information
  3. Efforts to Restore a Clean Criminal History 
    • Ban the Box
    • Expungement
        • Overview of states
        • Federal cases
        • Practice tips
    • Certificates of rehabilitation and good conduct
    • Employer incentives and immunity laws
    • Clean up of records after expungement
    • Mugshots.com
    • Media coverage
  4. Federal Firearms Prohibitions
  5. Domestic assaults
  6. Felonies
  7. Mental health
  8. Restoration of Federal Firearms Rights
    • Expungement
    • Pardon
    • State restoration of rights
    • The Voluntary Appeal File (VAF) process

Instructor

Kelly J. Keegan, Esq.

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