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  • Kelly Keegan Restores Gun Rights for Client So That He Can Duck Hunt with Father and Girlfriend

    Charge(s): 

    Over 15 years’ ago, Kelly’s client, at the age of 17 and while under the influence of alcohol, broke into an American Legion in Anoka County and tried to steal money from a safe. He was caught when a worker found him in the building. He pled guilty to felony first degree burglary, leading to a lifetime prohibition on firearms. Following successful treatment for alcohol and drug issues in his twenties, Kelly’s client rehabilitated, graduating from a technical college and becoming employed as a highly skilled welder. Despite vigorous opposition by the prosecutor, Kelly was able to convince the judge to restore her client’s firearm rights. Her client now has plans to go duck hunting with his father for the first time since he was a child and also to hunt together with his girlfriend and friends.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Anoka
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Kelly Keegan Expunges Domestic Assault and Public Urination Cases so Client Can Advance His Career

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    Kelly’s client retained her to expunge a 2017 domestic assault case and a 2006 public urination case, both in Hennepin County. Her client had subsequently successfully pursued a graduate degree and career in accounting and finance but found his career hampered by these prior cases. His petition was denied at the district court level, with the referee finding that Kelly’s client did not qualify for expungement because he had been charged with a new recent criminal offense. Not willing to accept the result, Kelly successfully appealed the decision with the district court and had the referee’s ruling overturned, with the court affirming Kelly’s argument that the referee’s application of the law was incorrect and that her client was in fact eligible for an expungement. The expungements were both granted and Kelly’s client is now free to pursue his career without the stigma associated with a criminal record.

    • Case Type: Expungement
    • County: Hennepin
    • Outcome: Expungement Granted
  • Single Father of Four Has His Gun Rights Restored

    Charge(s): 

    Kelly Keegan’s client dreamed of teaching his children to hunt and to allow his significant other to keep her firearm into their home, but was unable due to a lifetime firearms prohibition resulting from a felony fifth degree marijuana possession conviction in 2003. Despite vigorous opposition by the prosecutor, Kelly successfully argued her client demonstrated rehabilitation both in regard to the offense and also as to gaining custody of his children, including an adopted son with developmental disabilities. In addition, Kelly argued that her client’s offenses were crimes of poverty and would not be repeated because he since has started a successful business with employees that he supervises. The judge agreed, restoring her client’s firearm rights so that he may now hunt once again, pass his knowledge along to his children, and allow his fiancée to bring her firearm into their shared family home.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration
    • County: Ramsey
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Kelly Keegan Catches FBI Mistake in Her Client’s Firearm Denial

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    Kelly’s client retained her after the FBI denied his firearm purchase as a result of a ‘conviction in any court of a crime punishable by a term of imprisonment of more than two years’. Upon review of her client’s record and underlying court documentation from his sole offense in Dakota County, a juvenile charge of burglary, Kelly determined that the FBI denial was incorrect because her client’s plea was not accepted and, as a result, he had not in fact been convicted of a crime at all. Kelly communicated her findings to the FBI in order to restore her client’s firearm rights and overcome the FBI’s denial.

    • Case Type: Gun Rights Restoration-FBI Denial
    • County: Dakota
    • Outcome: Gun Rights Restored
  • Kelly Restores Her Client’s Gun Rights by Correcting Client’s Sentence

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    Kelly’s client came to her not knowing where to turn after being denied a permit to purchase due to a disorderly conduct conviction on his record from 2010 in Anoka County. After talking with her client, reviewing court records, transcripts of his plea hearing, and police reports, Kelly determined that the denial was caused by an imprecise conviction statute that could be fixed by specifying a particular subdivision and clause. Kelly persuaded the prosecutor to agree to the change, obtained court approval for fixing her client’s case records, and ensured that all agencies updated their files, with the result that her client’s right to possess and own firearms was restored.

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

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