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 can you shoot someone in the back if they break in your house (probably to rob) or whatever?
i remember hearing you can get in trouble if they turn around while your just about to shoot them and if you hit there back your in deep crap?? i live in Philadelphia
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well if someone did break in. no way in hell im ...

Can a police officer date a felon that is on Probation?
My conviction was 3-years ago. It was the only blemish on my record. I am an upstanding citizen in the community.
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It's obvious, that some the answers I've received from those of you in Law Enforcement are as I thought they'd be...Being convicted of a felony does not make me a bad person. Yes. I did break the law, and, I've paid for my mistake. Are you so shallow to think that everyone falls under the typical "Once a criminal, always a criminal" stereotype? I have great respect for the law and everything you all live and breathe for..Upholding the law, and, arresting those who have broken it. I, however, at one point in my life, was distraught and acted without contemplating the consequences...I have and will continue to pay for those consequences. So... to sum this up, you're basically telling me that I'm not good enough of a person to date a cop. Period. Boy, I'm glad you weren't my arresting officers..Lord only knows how I would have been treated...

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If you're a felon on probation, there's no way you can possibly be an upstanding citizen in the community. You're a criminal, so don't forget it.

The police officer also knows that he can't date you or associate with felons, so he's not going to risk his career.

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Police Officers have to choose their friends wisely. We are guily by association. Your reputation is all you have in this career, it can get you hired or fired. It would be at the very least unwise for the officer to date you.

I see a lot of responses regarding firearms. This is true, however, I know in my state that just the fact you were convicted of a felony does not necessarily bar you from owning or possessing a firearm. There are a list of certain offenses, some of them misdemeanors, that prohibit you from owning/carrying a gun. A few in example;

Aggravated Assault if the assault was committed using a firearm
Impersonating a police officer

There are some offenses that require them to be second and third offenses for this to take effect.

Surrendering firearms may be a condition of probation, but afterward, unless convicted of these offenses they would be allowed to have them again. I'm sure you know whether you are capable of owning a gun, but hopefully this information will help anyone with a similar question.

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There would be no law against it, anywhere in the U.S. However the officer would have to be very careful about having their guns around you since a felon can not be in possession of a firearm. Which means even in the same dwelling as a firearm. Most departments though will have policies restricting or prohibiting their officers from associating with known felons.

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An officer should not hang out with a felon.Actually in some states it is illegal for a police officer to date a felon.A felon also can not possess a firearm there for the officer could not keep her or his gun in the house if they live together.I think it would not be a wise decision on the officers part.

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Dan B
It would not be smart for the police officer. His career could be in jeopardy, or at least promotion opportunities. The problem is a felon cannot have access to a firearm. Depending upon where the officer keeps the fire arm may jeopardize your status, also.

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Not at my department. It would be a violation of policy to have ongoing social contact with a felon.

And for the record, not to sound offensive. But 3 years ago is not that long. It is a little soon after your felony conviction to refer to yourself as "an upstanding citizen in the community".

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