Q: I currently have pending misdemeanor charges for several things and I need some answers.
Will pending misdemeanor charges for possession of weed, concealed carry without a permit and reckless driving prohibit me from obtaining my concealed carry handgun permit in NC?
A: GREAT QUESTION
The Concealed Carry Permit in North Carolina is largely controlled by NC Criminal Law Chapter 14-415.11 and N.C.G.S. 14-415.12.
In addition to certain conditions precedent regarding attending and passing coursework, some level of discretion is given to the Local Sheriff in issuing the permit.
The law reads in relevant part:
The sheriff shall issue a permit to carry a concealed handgun to a person who qualifies for a permit under G.S. 14-415.12
The "Criteria to Qualify" for an Issuance of a Permit include things like:
US Citizen or lawfully admitted permanent residence
Must have resided in NC for 30 days or more prior to the application for the permit
The applicant must be at least 21 years old
The applicant cannot "suffer from a physical or mental infirmity" that prevents handling a handgun safely.
The Sheriff may lawfully DENY A PERMIT if the applicant is:
Under Indictment for a felony
Fugitive from Justice
USER OF MARIJUANA
An addicted user of alcohol, any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug
Section (b)(5) of N.C.G.S. 14-415.12 reads:
(5) Is an unlawful user of, or addicted to marijuana, alcohol, or any depressant, stimulant, or narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance as defined in 21 U.S.C. § 802.
FOR MORE INFORMATION SEE:
CAN I GET MY CHARGES DISMISSED: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/blog/can-my-charges-get-dismissed/
HOW TO GET A POSSESSION CHARGE DROPPED: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/how-to-get-a-possession-charge-dropped.html
DRUG CRIMES IN NC: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/charlotte-nc-drug-crimes.html
WHAT IS PARAPHERNALIA: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/drug-paraphernalia-possession.html
ALCOHOL OFFENSES: https://www.carolinaattorneys.com/alcohol-offenses-and-violations.html
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