Can a Felon be a Mason in CA?

Zach Martin

New Member
I am curious to know whether or not a felon can be a Mason in California? Honestly, I have a felony for a bar fight that happened in 2012, I did 2 years in county jail. Other than that, no record. A very very stupid mistake. I have no idea why but lately I’ve had a deep yearning to know more about freemasonry, and even become a mason myself. I want to help people, I want to be a positive influence on my family, friends, and to be a productive member of society. I’m afraid because of a past mistake I will not be able to join any Lodge. Does anyone know? I live near San Jose. Thank you very much in advance.