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In New York is attempted assult in the third degree considered a violent felony,does a certificate of relief give me my rights

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I was arrested in 2000 at the age of 17 for attempted assult and was charged with a felony found guilty and did 5yrs probation and community service and posses a cert of relief from civil disabilities since 2002 would like to also be a police officer and buy a shotgun for hunting and home protection and would like to know where I stand

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  1. It's Attempted Assault 2 which is a class E violent felony.

    Joseph A. Lo Piccolo, Esq.
    Immediate Past President, Criminal Courts Bar Association 11'-12'
    Hession Bekoff & Lo Piccolo
    1103 Stewart Ave, Suite 200
    Garden City, NY 11530
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    I am a criminal defense attorney practicing in Nassau, Suffolk and New York City. The above information is not a substitution for a meeting whereas all potential legal issues can be discussed.


  2. Something is off. Attempted Assault 3 is a Class B misdemeanor.

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  3. You obviously were convicted of a felony, not an attempted misdemeanor. That said, I don't know how much luck you will have getting hired as a police officer or having a firearm. The certificate of disabilities does not restore you as a dull citizen, only relieves you from certain disabilities that are imposed upon a felon. For example, licensing agencies are not bound to disregard your conviction, and often don't. You may wish to consult a civil rights attorney.

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  4. You are not going to get a permit or be able to own a gun with a felony or become a poilce officer.