Category: Civil Rights

How will entering a plea to a crime affect your civil rights?

  • On behalf of Mike G Law posted in on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Your civil rights. Your right to vote, serve on a jury, the right to possess firearms and the right to run for public office may be affected by your criminal case. How will entering a plea to a crime affect them? If you are convicted of a felony in State or Federal court while living in Florida your civil rights will be taken away from you. Basically, you will be disenfranchised by operation of law. If you apply to have your civil rights restored you must show three things to even be considered: 1. Any sentence of prison, probation and/or community control have been completed. 2. At least five years have passed since your sentence was completed and you have... Read More »