If you have a felony conviction in Florida, certain rights have been taken away from you.
-You can’t vote
-You cannot hold Florida public office
-You cannot serve on a Duval County jury
The last election year under this policy was 2006. Florida now allows convicted felons the ability to have their civil rights restored. With the upcoming election, the power to vote is more important than ever. You can apply for restoration of your civil rights in Florida through the Florida Parole Commission. It is a lengthy application process and the ultimate decision lies with the Governor of Florida and the Board of Executive Clemency. You may also have to go through a hearing. It is helpful if you get letters about you and your character from past or present employers, pastors, neighbors, or family.
Call our experienced Jacksonville Criminal Defense Attorneys today at (904)634-0900 to discuss your rights.