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Under 18, USC, 922(g)(9), the Lautenberg Amendment, those CONVICTED of a crime of domestic violence
are prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms. In order to clear this matter up, you will need to get a true copy of the conviction from the clerk of the court
where the conviction took place showing that the conviction was not for a domestic violence crime (since it is likely still showing the original domestic violence battery in the computer
) and you need to submit that with an appeal to the FBI NICS following the procedure located at FBI Firearms Rights Appeals
. You do not need an attorney to conduct the appeals procedure.
If this appeal is denied, then you would have to try to qualify for an expunction in GA under the new law O.C.G.A. 16-13-32,
proving that you were sentenced under the conditional discharge provisions, which would require then hiring an attorney in GA and researching the terms of your conviction deal. However, if you prove your conviction was not for domestic violence, most times the FBI will correct the matter and you will be able to purchase firearms again.
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