Being convicted of a felony in Arkansas can place strict limitations on an individual's rights. In some cases, those rights will never be returned; however, convicted felons will not lose all of their rights. In certain instances, they may even be entitled to gain some, if not all, of them back.
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Convicted felons in Arkansas are not entirely prohibited from voting; however, limitations do apply. Only after a convicted felon has completed probation, parole, or any other supervised form of release may she be allowed to vote.
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Under Arkansas law, convicted felons are not allowed to possess a firearm, even for hunting purposes--unless the Governor of Arkansas grants them permission to do so. At the same time, however, convicted felons in Arkansas do have the right to obtain a license to hunt and will not be subject to a background check unless the person issuing the license has probable cause to pursue this line of action.
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Some convicted felons in Arkansas may receive a pardon; however, only the Governor may grant a pardon. If one is granted, the convicted felon will once again have all of his rights restored, including the right to serve on a jury. In the event of a pardon, the convicted felon will also have his record cleared and will not be legally required to disclose any information about his past.