Absopositivolutely!! In a heartbeat! Most of the herps I've owned were confiscated from either a petshop or an owner that abused/neglected them and they are far more heartwarming to keep than the lovely and perfect animals I've gotten directly from breeders, although I love those too in their own way.
Just double check your budget to allow for vet expenses and try to greatly overestimate them so you are pleasantly surprised rather than un.
The Zombie Mama is here!