I have been denied the purchase of a firearm because of an arrest 35 years ago that the charges of we're dropped. What can I do?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Florida
Contacted state. They said they did not have to give me any information.
Thank you for your question. Be sure to go ahead and bookmark www.nateanswers.com for future questions.Where did this occur and what were the charges?
Possession of marijuana and a controlled substance
If they were dismissed then there should not be any issues with getting this resolved. You would need to appeal the denial to the FBI. In your appeal, you would need to include certified copies of the court minutes demonstrating that the charges were dismissed. They can correct the entry in the NCIC and you will not blocked in the future from purchasing or receiving a firearm.The Appellate process can be started herehttp://www.fbi.gov/about-us/cjis/nics/appeals/nics-appeals-process/appeals-homePlease remember to only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. IF you feel the need to rate "Poor Service" or "Bad Service", please stop and reply to me via the REPLY TO EXPERT button with the issue you have. I am not paid unless I get a rating of 3 to 5 Stars/Smiley Faces. If I have helped you with your question, please give me an appropriate rating so that I get credit for helping you. Thank you, Nate
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