Sometimes it’s tough to get the wording right in a blog post, especially at 4am… From the Albuquerque Journal:
Successful completion of a deferred sentence allows a person convicted of a criminal felony offense to own guns, the New Mexico Supreme Court said in a case decided Thursday.
â€śI think it has broad significance for New Mexico on both the federal and state sides,â€ť said attorney and former state Supreme Court Justice Paul Kennedy, who represents James Oliver Reese in the case decided Thursday. â€śIt really clarifies the law for people in this position and clarifies that these people cannot be prosecuted anymore.â€ť
A deferred sentence requires someone to complete certain conditions, like probation, after which the conviction will be dismissed.
There’s a lot more to this, and it involved both a federal court and the NM Supreme Court, as well as the ATF, so read the whole thing.
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