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  • Kelly Keegan Helps Building Inspector Expunge Drug Charge So He Can Advance in His Career

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    Kelly’s client was charged with Felony Fifth Degree Possession in Ramsey County after police found a trace substance of methamphetamine during a traffic stop. Despite the passage of over 16 years and many personal and educational successes, he came to Kelly after being turned down for countless higher-level positions for which he was well qualified after they had run a background check. Kelly was able to convince the judge that her client was rehabilitated, and the expungement was granted. Kelly’s client now plans to complete a specialist higher-education program and apply for positions free of his past criminal record.

    • Case Type: Expungement
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Records Expunged
  • Kelly Keegan’s Client Adjudicated Delinquent of Felony Assault Get His Gun Rights Restored

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    When Kelly Keegan’s client was 14 and in eighth grade, he punched another kid in the school lunchroom, giving him a concussion. He was subsequently charged and adjudicated delinquent (the juvenile version of a conviction) of Felony Third Degree Assault in Ramsey County, which led to a lifetime loss of gun rights. Her client’s grandfather owns 40 acres of land and he grew up hunting with his entire family, and sorely missed his gun rights as he aged and matured. Finally, he approached Kelly for help. Kelly argued in court that there was ‘good cause’ to restore her client’s rights, and the judge agreed, restoring her client’s rights so that he can now hunt again with his family.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored
  • Firearm Rights Restored for Client Convicted of Third Degree Burglary

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    Kelly Keegan’s client retained her after having a permit to purchase denied due to a 2004 conviction of Felony Third Degree Burglary in Dakota County. As this charge was considered a crime of violence under Minnesota State law at the time, he became subject to a lifetime ban on possessing firearms. Although the Minnesota Supreme Court determined in 2020 that the Minnesota Legislature intended through subsequent amendments to the law to remove this offense from the list of crimes of violence, a judicial order is still needed for the federal government to recognize restoration under federal law. Kelly was able to obtain a judge’s order that her client’s rights were restored to pave the way with the federal government National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) so her client can receive his permit to carry and purchase firearms without denial or delay.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Dakota
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored
  • Kelly Restores Client’s Gun Rights So He Can Teach His Daughter How to Hunt and Inherit Heirloom Firearms

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    When Kelly’s client was 19 he was convicted of Aiding and Abetting Felony First Degree Burglary in Hennepin County for allegedly entering an acquaintance’s home with friends after a party without permission and breaking a door with a brick.  As a result of this conviction, he was subject to a lifetime firearms prohibition. Kelly was able to demonstrate her client’s subsequent successes and  rehabilitation to the judge in order to show that this was an isolated incident in an otherwise good and successful life. The judge agreed, restoring his rights so that he can take his daughter hunting, inherit his father’s guns, and attend hunting outings with friends and colleagues.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored
  • Kelly Keegan Restores Gun Rights for Client Convicted of Felony Second Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon

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    Kelly’s client was convicted of Felony Second Degree Assault with a Dangerous Weapon in Isanti County for attacking a patron at a bar with a beer bottle, resulting in a permanent loss of his firearm rights. Kelly was able to convince the judge that he had rehabilitated, since some years had passed since the conviction, he had married and had children, and had become a respected expert in his field. As a result, Kelly’s client, who is an avid outdoorsman, can once again hunt with a firearm, including with his 88-year-old grandfather and oldest daughter, who asked him to take her deer hunting.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Isanti
    • Outcome: Firearm Rights Restored

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