Re: I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card
Posted by Abe on 1/19/13
On 5/18/09, mandy wrote:
> I am also having the problem that it shows up on my record. I
> am trying to get an apartment and I can't because of it.
> Also, in Illinois felons can vote. Many people don't know it
> but the only reason they would not let you vote in Illinois
> is if you are currently in jail.
in response to this "felon" and Voting issue; by definition you
are only a felon when actively in the state's custody. meaning
after you are processed having been ruled in court to serve a
sentence. prior to custody, you are only "charged with a crime"
aka a suspected or assumed status, either in detention as a
detainee awaiting sentencing, or on bail on release status.
afte you serve your term, you are no longer a "felon" or
"criminal" you are either an ex-convict, or an ex-felon. either
point is you would still be a citizen, thus legally allowed to
vote, "Unless, you are serving probation as part of the terms
to complete your conviction." while on probation, you'd still
be in "partial custody, based on monitoring and compliance to
terms of probation." I hope that helps a little clarifying the
issue ove voting in relation to the felon status terminology,
and legal definition.
Posts on this thread, including this one
- I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card, 9/13/07, by CJ.
- Re: I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card, 9/14/07, by duke.
- Re: I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card, 5/18/09, by mandy.
- Re: I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card, 5/19/09, by --.
- Re: I was also denied an Illinois FOID Card, 1/19/13, by Abe.