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The law back then was worded differently but you would have to answer "yes: to the question.
Is there a place on there that allows you to provide an explanation.
No. It asks if this was in the last 5 years and the answer is no. It's been about 15 years ago. It wants me to provide a document that states when the probation was completed. Of course since it's been so long I don't have it. Was hoping that since what I was convicted of is now LEGAL in Texas and the line on the Georgia form looked different than the law I broke I could mark no.
You can get a copy of the judgment showing the length of probation from the County Clerk where you were convicted.
If you were caught with the gun in a car back in 1995 then you violated the section that states "carrying a weapon or a long gun in an unauthorized location".\
I haven't looked at the GA statute in a long time but I thought it used to be sworn and therefore if you answer "no" it is a crime so you want to err on the side of caution.
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