What will a deferred adjudication on assault family violence do to my gun rights?
– RM, Texas
If you receive a deferred adjudication on an assault charge and there is a family violence finding made, you have forfeited your gun rights FOREVER. You will have less rights to own a gun than a convicted felon. Furthermore you can never get your record sealed. You should always fight an assault charge if you want to legally hunt or own a firearm for self protection. I have represented 100’s of persons charged with assault family violence and less than 10% of them have lost their gun rights or been saddled with an assault charge on their record.
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