My question involves criminal records for the state of: New York. I have felony conviction charges from an incident that took place in 1988 In New York when I was a teenager. Since paying my dues to society with 1 year in jail and 2 on probation, I have gone to college, Have maintained a public service career for the past 15 years, have been a productive member of society, have a family, and own a home. I am seeking Civil Rights Restoration in order to be able to posses a firearm in order to protect what I have worked so hard to acquire and for the protection of those I love. I have lived in Maine for the past 20 years and I am wondering how to go about seeking Civil Rights Restoration since the firearm possession will be in the State of Maine but the conviction was in the State of New York. Who do I request the restoration from... the State of New York or the State of Maine?
Thank you for any help or knowledge that can be offered.