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    andreabe is offline Junior Member
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    What are things a felon cannot do?

    Convicted of a 3rd offense DUI (Felony conviction) in the State of Michigan. What are some things that a felon cannot do once off probation? Hunt with rifle? Own fire arm? Travel out of country? Travel on Airplane with in the US? Vote? Cannot find a "list" of things no longer can do? And if cannot hunt or travel right now - is there ever a chance of regaining those rights?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by andreabe View Post
    Convicted of a 3rd offense DUI (Felony conviction) in the State of Michigan. What are some things that a felon cannot do once off probation? Hunt with rifle? Own fire arm? Travel out of country? Travel on Airplane with in the US? Vote? Cannot find a "list" of things no longer can do? And if cannot hunt or travel right now - is there ever a chance of regaining those rights?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?What is the name of your state (only U.S. law)?
    Okay, first the pertinent statute...


    MICHIGAN VEHICLE CODE (EXCERPT)
    Act 300 of 1949


    257.625 Operating motor vehicle while intoxicated; operating motor vehicle when visibly impaired; penalties for causing death or serious impairment of a body function; operation of motor vehicle by person less than 21 years of age; requirements; controlled substances; costs; enhanced sentence; guilty plea or nolo contendere; establishment of prior conviction; special verdict; public record; burden of proving religious service or ceremony; ignition interlock device; “prior conviction” defined.


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    (8) A person, whether licensed or not, shall not operate a vehicle upon a highway or other place open to the general public or generally accessible to motor vehicles, including an area designated for the parking of vehicles, within this state if the person has in his or her body any amount of a controlled substance listed in schedule 1 under section 7212 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7212, or a rule promulgated under that section, or of a controlled substance described in section 7214(a)(iv) of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.7214.

    (9) If a person is convicted of violating subsection (1) or (8), all of the following apply:

    (a) Except as otherwise provided in subdivisions (b) and (c), the person is guilty of a misdemeanor punishable by 1 or more of the following:

    (i) Community service for not more than 360 hours.

    (ii) Imprisonment for not more than 93 days.

    (iii) A fine of not less than $100.00 or more than $500.00.

    (b) If the violation occurs within 7 years of a prior conviction, the person shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $200.00 or more than $1,000.00 and 1 or more of the following:

    (i) Imprisonment for not less than 5 days or more than 1 year. Not less than 48 hours of the term of imprisonment imposed under this subparagraph shall be served consecutively.

    (ii) Community service for not less than 30 days or more than 90 days.

    (c) If the violation occurs after 2 or more prior convictions, regardless of the number of years that have elapsed since any prior conviction, the person is guilty of a felony and shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not less than $500.00 or more than $5,000.00 and to either of the following:

    (i) Imprisonment under the jurisdiction of the department of corrections for not less than 1 year or more than 5 years.

    (ii) Probation with imprisonment in the county jail for not less than 30 days or more than 1 year and community service for not less than 60 days or more than 180 days. Not less than 48 hours of the imprisonment imposed under this subparagraph shall be served consecutively.

    (d) A term of imprisonment imposed under subdivision (b) or (c) shall not be suspended.

    (e) In the judgment of sentence under subdivision (a), the court may order vehicle immobilization as provided in section 904d. In the judgment of sentence under subdivision (b) or (c), the court shall, unless the vehicle is ordered forfeited under section 625n, order vehicle immobilization as provided in section 904d.

    (f) In the judgment of sentence under subdivision (b) or (c), the court may impose the sanction permitted under section 625n..
    I am still looking up the penalties.

    I will agree with you that they are incredibly difficult to find.
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    [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felony]Felony - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/url]

    The loss of your rights to travel to other countries is really dependent on whether the other country chooses to let him in. Often simple misdemeanor drug convictions will restrict entry to some countries.
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    States vary in what a felon can and can't do after a conviction.

    Felons may not be able to serve on juries, vote, hold public office, be a notary public, get federal aid for education, qualify for food stamps or public housing, become an executor of an estate, become a teacher or a firefigher and there are a host of other jobs felons are ineligible for, and travel to other countries is often restricted or barred.

    In Michigan, travel to Canada is generally easy. With a felony conviction, however, Canada can deny you entry. You must show you have been "rehabilitated." This can be done by remaining crime-free for 10 years, by applying for "Approval of Rehabilitation" after 5 years from date imposed sentence has been satisfied, or by applying for a "Temporary Resident Permit" through a Canadian Consulate in the U.S. Denials are more frequent than admissions. Check these sites for more information on Canadian restrictions: [url=http://laws.justice.gc.ca]Consolidated Statutes and Regulations[/url] and [url=http://www.cic.ga.ca/ENGLISH/applications/rehabil.asp]ga.ca Government Assistance[/url].

    As for firearms, in Michigan it depends on what the original felony conviction was for. A felon can generally not own, possess, purchase, sell, transport, carry, ship, receive or distribute any firearm until 3 years after all fines are paid, all terms of the sentence are satisfied, all probation or parole conditions are met. But some felons are not allowed to possess any firearm again, legally, unless the firearm qualifies as an antique.

    The list of what felons can't do is more extensive than this, however.
    Last edited by quincy; 09-27-2008 at 11:57 AM.

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