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If it was a misdemeanor, you did not lose your firearm rights.
The first thing you need to do is get a copy of your criminal record from the FBI, since that is what the firearm backgrond check is using.
You can find the information necessary to do that here:
If get it and it shows you have a felony conviction, you will need to challenge it. You find the information necessary to do that here:
do I need to file for this NCIS apeal?
Yes, the information is in the link above.
It is very important to know whether you were convicted of a felony or misdemeanor. If you had a lawyer, you need to contact your lawyer and ask for a copy of your judgment.
i'm almost positive it was reduced to a misdemeanor. would a copy from the FBI tell me what I need to know?
A copy from the FBI would show what's in their records. If they show a felony conviction, you will need to send them a copy of your judgment showing that it was a misdemeanor. So, either way, you will end up needing a copy of your judgment.
and my lawyer will have that judgement? if he is retired would I have to get it at the court house?
Yes to both questions.
well, if i'm correct about the misdemeanor, I should be able to buy a firearm, correct?
You are only prohibited from purchasing a firearm if you are convicted of a felony or a crime of domestic violence.
ok, is there a charge for getting my records from the FBI? I know i was charged with a felony but it was my first offense and my lawyer got it reduced?
but i still get a current pistol license
Yes, it is $18.
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Why do I still get a pistol permit? They run a check every year at the sheriff's dept.?
Yes, you will still have to abide by the Alabama requirements to get a permit.
If the police knew my record and even though i have a pistol license would I get in trouble?
If you have a license, you will not be in trouble. However, having a theft conviction prevent you from getting a pistol permit. See the below link:
i don't think so, I need to check out the links you gave me...
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