Mableton, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: Can I apply for a weapons carrying license, if i got charged with reckless conduct twice? Misdemeanor. March 10,2015

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Seth Meyerson
Seth Meyerson
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  • Sharpsburg, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Misdemeanors do not impact your ability to have a concealed carry license. If you have family violence-based misdemeanor convictions, then you will not be able to own a firearm at all.

David Edward Boyle
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David Edward Boyle
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Monroe, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Yes, only a conviction for a felony or a domestic violence misdemeanor disqualify you from possessing a firearm. If you apply for a carrying concealed license and you are rejected the probate court is supposed to provide you with a copy of your criminal history that disqualifies you. Many times an open charge, one that is not resolved can result in a denial, but which you can successfully appeal to obtain a license.

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