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So here is my question I dont know if Im legal to own a gun

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So here is my question I don't know if I'm legal to own a gun or not. This uncertainty arises from Child support issues (Texas) I had in the past. This was a situation that went on for many years and at one point I had probation which I satisfied satisfactorily and in the end All monies have been paid and any probation has been completed and finished. As I understand it the whole thing was supposed to be deferred adjudication. So now I'm unsure about buying a firearm and how to find out if I can buy a firearm. Do I need to get an attorney to determine this for me or can I just make the application to purchase a firearm and find out if the background check comes back negative or approved.
Thank you for using JustAnswer. I am Loren, a licensed attorney, and I will do whatever I can to answer your question and provide excellent service.

If you have been convicted of a felony, even if you successfully completed probation, you would be in violation of federal law if you purchased or possessed a firearm.

Whether you pass a background check or not is irrelevant if you are otherwise disqualified under federal law.

Generally, child support issues should not preclude the purchase of a firearm and you are not violating the law if you ask the dealer to run a background check for eligibility.

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Since this forum is no substitute for your own legal counsel, be sure to verify the information I have provided with a local attorney who is familiar with your local laws and procedures.

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Thank you.

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