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As long as you successfully completed first offender probation, you would not be prohibited from having a firearm. Only individuals with convictions are prohibited from having firearms. At this point, you shouldn't have to do anything to be legally eligible to get a firearm.
Well, you shouldn't have been denied unless you tried to buy it before your case was dismissed. You will need to figure out what happened with your case before you can do anything with it...because depending on what your court file says, there are possibly different things that need to be done. But frankly, if it was dismissed, you should not be having any problem with a gun purchase.
You have to have an open case for a judge to do anything with it. A judge does not have jurisdiction over a case that is closed. You may want to check with the clerk's office of the court...if your file was not closed and sealed, then the clerk's office should be able to pull it and see what happened with it.
It is also possible that there was an error made when you tried to buy the gun. It sounds like the case was in fact dismissed and sealed and perhaps there was just an error when they did the background check.
In that case I would wait to see if your check clears after the delay and then if not, go back to the court and start with the clerk's office to see what is going on. Once you know what the status of your case was, we can figure out what you need to do next. But hopefully it is not an issue.
No problem...I hope it works out!