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Is a conviction showing on your record? Or is it just the record of the arrest and dismissal>?
No conviction. I was never tried in a court. There is no paper record at the courthouse in the clerks office, however there is a record in the TBI files.
Thank you. Hold one moment.
Tennessee's requirements for owning a handgun include not being convicted of a felony and not currently being under indictment for a felony. You can rfead more about the requirements here. Because you were not convicted and are not currently indicted, I don't see why you would have been denied based on your record. An old arrest record should not disqualify you.
The only thing I could imagine is that the case still reads "Pending" because someone messed up and never changed it.
In that case, you would need to contact local counsel to have the arrest record expunged. This would clear the record completely.
This is 26 years old... how do I go about getting this cleared from my record. By the way, my lawyer went on to become judge, but has since died.
Thank you for your time.
An expunction would really be the only way.
Okay great, glad I could be of service.
How hard is this to get accomplished?
It really depends on what the record actually says. If it is still pending, it may be as easy as someone (your attorney) making a phone call to the Court to help it get updated.
A local attorney should be able to tell you precisely what it will take.
Thank you once again.
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