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Hello. My name is***** will be happy to answer your question.I am sorry to hear about this unfortunate situation.
Were you denied a carry permit because of this criminal case in your background?
Thank you for your follow up.
Unfortunately, even expunged records never get expunged from the FBI database and would show up on any government background search.
Unfortunately, because Massachusetts a "may issue" state when it comes to concealed carry permits, the license issuing authority does have wide discretion and can deny someone license, even if criminal charges were dismissed and case expunged.
The only option would be is to file a petition with the local court to have the denial decision reviewed and hopefully overturned.
I wish you the best of luck!