Awhile back, I was charged with 3rd degree Theft of Service, which they are claiming I restored gas service to my residence. I am currently in a 586 settlement, which means after it is paid off, the case will be dismissed. I then planned to have the record expunged when I found out that even though the record is expunged, my civil rights could possibly have been removed. I currently have a public defender and personally, they have no clue. This is not a violent crime and I was never incarcerated as I have never been in trouble in my life and I didnt even do this. What a kick in the head, hunh? My husband and I now see a need for a gun in the house as I am now all around gun violence by guns being carried by people as young as 14. Further, I was told that if I am unable to have a gun, I cannot even be in a house where a gun is located, which means, my husband buying and registering a gun is not available to us either as I obviously live in the same house. I cannot believe this. Please help, we really need protection in our home as these shootings are getting really close and where I live, there is no police patrol.