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    Default Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    My question involves criminal records for the state of: Florida

    Exactly what does "convicted of a felony" mean?

    When would a loss of civil rights occur?

    That is to say if you are arrested for a felony and the judge witholds adjudication then have you been convicted of the felony for which you were arrested and charged?

    The issue:
    The voter registration forms in the state of Florida ask you to check a box if you have been convicted of a felony in order to determine if you have a right to vote. Many applicants who were arrested and "convicted" were not adjudicated guilty and therefore have not lost their civil rights. For fear of commiting voter fraud the never submit their application and never vote.

    Thank you for clarifying this issue.

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    Have you been convicted of a felony? What is your exact conviction offense (statute number)?

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    What difference does it make?

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    You can look up Florida statutes here, and federal statutes here.

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    Nevermind.

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    B I affirm that I am not a convicted felon, or if I am, my right to vote has been restored.

    Florida Voter Registration Application
    Part 2 – Form (DS-DE #39, R1S-2.040, F.A.C. (eff. 01/2012) The downloadable/printable online form is available at: http://election.dos.state.fl.us/pdf/webappform.pdf

    The Florida Voter Registration Application does not state what federal or state statute because it does not make any difference. Is there a real attorney out there?

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    Default Re: Exactly What Does "Convicted of a Felony" Mean

    You won't tell us what statute is involved, so you get to do your own research. Are you too lazy to go through the statutes yourself?

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