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Old September 2, 2012, 02:35 PM   #1
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Florida CCW Question

Im consdering getting my resident ccw and have a quick question.

About 2.5 years ago I got a minor in possesion of alcohol (misdemeanor) I was NOT arrested. I appeared on my court date, recieved a deffered prosectuion (which I completed), and the charges were dropped. Although I believe it still shows up in higher level background checks.

Would this cause my application to be denied? I have been background checked several times since. Once was an FBI background check (required for volunteering at the local VA hospital) and then 2 others for the college program I'm in. Neither have said anything in regards to my MIP.

Thank you in advance for the responses

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Old September 2, 2012, 02:47 PM   #2
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I can't say for sure, but I don't recall anything in the regs that would prevent you from getting a Fl CCW. Even if you had been convicted, it was still a misdemeanor offense.
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Old September 2, 2012, 03:38 PM   #4
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One option would be to request an opinion from the issuing agency.
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Old September 2, 2012, 04:02 PM   #5
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I seriously doubt it would be an issue. It's not a felony.

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Old September 2, 2012, 05:32 PM   #6
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A minor with a misdemeanor offense in which the charges were dropped? I'm thinking a non-issue.
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Old September 2, 2012, 06:47 PM   #7
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Old September 2, 2012, 07:40 PM   #8
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Old September 2, 2012, 08:22 PM   #9
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You should be okay.

However, I think you are incorrect in saying that you were not arrested. Unless they issued you a ticket/citation on the spot (which is usually reserved for "infractions" rather than misdemeanors), you would not have been in court if you hadn't been arrested. Nonetheless, what counts is convictions, and it sounds like your deferred prosecution avoided a conviction.
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Old September 2, 2012, 08:31 PM   #10
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Thanks for the responses y'all.

I have checked the quiz on website but was unsure.

Aguila Blanca, I was issued a notice to appear. I was never put in cuffs or in the car. I've had to consider the wording before (college application) and usually say I have't been arrested but explain what happened and provide my DP paperwork.

I reckon I need to find a class to attend now.
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Download and read the application form. According to what is asked, it should be a non-issue as most people have indicated.
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