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  • Permit to Carry Restored for Client Convicted of Marijuana Possession

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly Keegan’s client came to her after the Hennepin County Sheriff revoked his permit to carry as the result of a petty misdemeanor conviction for possession of a small amount of marijuana, claiming her client was a “habitual user of controlled substances.” Kelly examined the issue and determined the Sheriff’s actions were incorrect, as the only possible basis for the revocation under applicable law would be ‘use’, not ‘possession’ of a small amount of marijuana. She then sent a letter to the Sheriff setting forth these conclusions and demanding that the permit be reissued to her client. The Sheriff agreed, reissuing the permit so that Kelly’s client can once again lawfully carry a firearm.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Permit to Carry Restored
  • Kelly Keegan Restores Gun Rights so Client’s Wife Can Have Firearms in the Home

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client was convicted in 2000 of Felony Fifth Degree Possession in Morrison County after a sheriff’s deputy discovered eight ounces of marijuana in his car following a stop for dark window tint. Over time, the lifetime firearm ban that resulted increasingly bothered her client, who wished to go to the shooting range with his brothers and shoot skeet. He felt particularly bad that his felony conviction affected his wife, who wished to obtain a gun but couldn’t keep it in the house due to fears about constructive possession. Kelly convinced the judge that her client had rehabilitated, pointing to his stable employment history with Delta Airlines and the fact he was given special security clearances that showed he was not a public safety threat, his long-time marriage to his wife and their support for their two special needs daughters, and the fact that this was his only criminal conviction.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Morrison
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Gun Rights Restored for Client with Multiple Drug Charges who Dreamed of Hunting Again with his Father

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly Keegan’s client was convicted of two drug possession charges in Dakota County soon after graduating high school, leading to a lifetime prohibition on firearms. The incidents motivated Kelly’s client to do something with his life so he enrolled in college, graduating with a degree in Information Technology and now works in a prominent position in both IT and cyber-security. He also married and has two children. As time passed, her client dreamed of hunting again with his dad as he had as a child, while also passing the tradition along to his kids. Kelly convinced the judge that her client had rehabilitated so that now, almost twenty years after the offenses, her client may finally realize his dreams.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Dakota
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Vintner Convicted of Drug Sales to an Undercover Informant Gets his Gun Rights Back

    Charge(s): 

    In 2012, Kelly Keegan’s client sold marijuana to an undercover informant and was convicted of felony sale of a controlled substance in Winona County, leading to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms. After his conviction, Kelly’s client completed a college degree in viticulture and expanded his parent’s small winery into a commercial vineyard. He also became a property manager, restoring historic buildings. All that time, though, he missed hunting with his brothers and stepfather, so finally approached Kelly for help restoring his rights. Kelly convinced the judge that her client had rehabilitated so that he can hunt once again with his family and also not worry about being in constructive possession of their firearms when driving their vehicles.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Winona
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Gun Rights Restored for Client Convicted of 2nd Degree Drug Sale; Can Now Help Son Start Armed Security Company

    Charge(s): 

    In 1996, Kelly Keegan’s client was convicted of Felony Second Degree Sale of a Controlled Substance in Hennepin County after selling crack cocaine to an informant during an undercover operation, leading to a lifetime firearm ban. Kelly’s client now works as a personal care attendant and is devoted to his ten children and his grandchildren. As the years passed, the prohibition increasingly caused problems and her client longed for a restoration of his rights. He would like to help his eldest son with plans to start and armed security company. And as a collector who loves history, he wished to own antique firearms. Kelly was able to convince the judge that her client had reformed and matured as a father and grandfather, and that his rights should be restored. As a result, he may now collect firearms and work for his son’s armed security business.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored

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