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  • Successful Bank Manager Gets His Rights Restored after Selling Marijuana in College

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client sold an eighth of an ounce of marijuana to a confidential informant while in college and was convicted of Felony Fifth Degree Possession in 2001 in Beltrami County. He was forced to leave college as a result of the offense but later went back, eventually graduating from the Minnesota School of Business. He also got married, had three sons and established a successful banking career. But none of those many successes could restore his gun rights. He is an avid outdoorsman and dreamed of hunting once again, teaching his sons what his dad once taught him. The judge was persuaded by Kelly’s arguments her client is an upstanding citizen and agreed to restore his rights.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Beltrami
    • Outcome: Rights Restored
  • Instrument Technician Living in Colorado Can Hunt Once Again

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client, now a successful instrument technician living in Colorado, was adjudicated delinquent as a juvenile in Anoka County for Felony Second Degree Assault due to an incident where he swerved his car at high school bullies who had been targeting him, thus becoming subject to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms. He had grown up hunting with friends and loves the outdoors, and wished more than anything to engage in his passions in the mountains of Colorado. Kelly was able to convince the judge and prosecutor that her client had rehabilitated. His rights were restored and he is now free, for the first time in his adult life, to go hunting and possess firearms.  

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Anoka
    • Outcome: Rights Restored
  • Client Convicted of Third Degree Assault Gets His Rights Back; Plans to Teach His Son to Hunt

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client grew up hunting pheasant on family land with his father, an expert hunting guide. As a young man, he was convicted in Dakota County to Felony Third Degree Assault and subject to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms for pushing a drunk man who had hit on his girlfriend out of a hotel room, breaking the man’s arm in the process. Almost twenty years later, after marrying, having a child, and establishing a successful career as a car salesman, he approached Kelly, having decided it was time to find out whether he could hunt once again with his dad and teach his own young son firearm safety and how to hunt. Kelly convincingly argued on behalf of her client before the judge, who restored her client’s rights. He now plans to go out hunting with his elderly father as soon as the season starts and to pass along these family traditions once his son is old enough.  

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Dakota
    • Outcome: Rights Restored
  • Kelly Saves Client Charged with Felony Threats of Violence from Deportation

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client, a master wood floor restorer, attended a rally at the Minnesota State Capitol and was arrested and charged with Felony Threats of Violence by the Ramsey County Prosecutor after allegedly brandishing a firearm at counter protesters. Despite having lived in the United States for many years, Kelly’s client is in the country with a "green card" permanent residency, but is not a citizen. A conviction on that charge would have resulted in deportation back to his home country, separating him from his wife and children. It would have also taken away his ability to possess firearms for his lifetime. Following many court hearings and negotiations with the prosecutor, Kelly was able to negotiate a plea to misdemeanor charge involving an admission of engaging in a verbal argument that disturbed the peace with no prison or even jail time. This conviction statute does not affect her client’s immigration status, meaning he can stay in the U.S. with his loved ones, can maintain his right to possess firearms, and can continue his career as a floor restoration specialist.

    • Case Type: Felony Threats of Violence
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Misdemeanor Charge
  • Kelly Restores Gun Rights for Client Who Thought Expungement Would Restore His Rights

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly’s client was convicted in 1992 in Washington County for possession of a controlled substance. He dreamed of hunting once again and, in 2018, sought out a lawyer who advised him that an expungement would restore his rights. Upon learning that his lawyer was mistaken, he sought out Kelly, who successfully brought a firearm restoration proceeding to the court. Kelly’s client is overjoyed to have finally succeeded in his original goal and plans to resume hunting with his brother.

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

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