Being charged with and convicted of a felony in North Carolina will result in certain rights being revoked permanently. However, under certain circumstances, a convicted felon may be able to regain the majority of his rights and, with a pardon, all of them.
While some states, such as Maine and Vermont, allow felons to vote from prison, that is not the case in North Carolina. Under North Carolina law, a convicted felon may only vote after completion of all supervised probation and parole.
You Can't Shoot That
The Second Amendment does not grant convicted felons the right to posses a firearm, even if they keep the firearm concealed within their home. As of Dec 1, 2004, convicted felons in North Carolina may no longer regain their right to possess a gun, even if they have served their entire sentence.
Convicted felons in North Carolina will have their rights returned if they receive a pardon. A full pardon in North Carolina would allow a convicted felon to run for public office, as well as serve on a jury. The North Carolina Constitution states that only the governor may grant a pardon.
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