Q: Can I carry a firearm in Texas if I was placed on Defferred adjudication for Robbery in 2009?
I successfully completed it in 2011.
A: In your case, a successful deferred adjudication completion is a dismissal and under TEXAS law, you can possess a firearm with the same rights as everyone else, as the charge did not result in a conviction. However, a deferred adjudication in Texas is considered a conviction under FEDERAL law. 18 U.S.C. § 922(g). Therefore, you cannot be convicted under state law but can be convicted under federal law for possession of a firearm. It is still a federal crime.
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