If A Marijuana-Related Conviction Is Precluding You From Eligibility For A License To Carry Firearms In PA, You Have 30 Days To Request A Pardon

The Wolf Administration just announced a warp-speed initiative of a large-scale pardoning project for people with convictions for “Possession of Marijuana (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31)” and “Marijuana, Small Amount Personal Use (Title 35 Section 780-113 Subsection A31I),” provided that the individual has no more than two convictions for such in Pennsylvania and no other convictions on their record. Unfortunately, all applicants must file their applications by the end of September; whereby, all applicants will be notified by October 13th of whether they will receive a public hearing and if so, by mid-December, the Board of Pardons will vote on individual cases in public hearings, so that Governor Wolf can issue the pardons before leaving office in January of 2023.

As many of our viewers are aware, although a conviction under either of those provisions would not trigger a permanent federal prohibition for purposes of purchasing, possessing, and utilizing firearms and ammunition, a conviction for any drug-related offense will permanently bar an individual from eligibility for a license to carry firearms in PA. Thus, if you meet the above eligibility requirements, now is your time to apply for a pardon.

If you are prohibited from obtaining a a license to carry firearms in PA due to a PA drug conviction, contact FICG today to discuss filing for a pardon!

Firearms Industry Consulting Group® (FICG®) is a registered trademark and division of Civil Rights Defense Firm, P.C., with rights and permissions granted to Prince Law Offices, P.C. to use in this article.

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