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Understanding your rights to avoid future charges

If you are convicted of a felony in New Hampshire, your rights are going to be at risk. Even after serving your time, there may be things that will never go back to the way that they were, and you must understand how these changes work and what rights you still have so that you can avoid getting more charges in the future.

For example, if you serve a sentence for a felony, you cannot legally own a handgun after you get out of prison. If your guns were taken during the arrest, they will not be returned to you, and you have to get other guns out of the home. You cannot legally go out and buy another handgun. This right has been removed.

This is a huge difference in New Hampshire, even more so than it is in other states, because of New Hampshire's open carry laws. Most people are allowed to open carry both long guns and handguns if they so choose. It may have become part of your lifestyle, something that you don't even think twice about.

The problem with that is that you may not be trying to skirt the law when you carry a gun outside the home; you may just be doing what you've always done. Since you're now a felon, though, you cannot legally do it anymore, and the police could hit you with gun charges and more jail time if you are caught. Whether you knew what you were doing or not, these could be serious charges.

If you want to learn more about your rights and how they can change, please take a look at our page today.

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