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However, a successful deferred will still impact a job search. It can disqualify a person in some instances from owning a gun or getting licensed by the state in professional capacity. If a person is an immigrant, it can impact applying for citizenship.
With respect to firearms, you may possess firearms and ammunition and go hunting but you cannot buy additional weapons or ammunition or carry them across state lines.
You may wish to speak to an attorney who specializes in getting deferred adjudications made non-public. The attorney may also give you advice regarding the firearms law. Sometimes, an initial consultation is free or at a minimal charge. You can discuss the facts of your case, evaluate your options, and decide how to proceed. Remember, just because you received a deferred adjudication, does NOT mean that it is NOT accessible the the public. However, given the crime for which you received the deferred adjudication, you will have to wait 5 years in order to file a Petition for Non-Disclosure.
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