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Arkansas - Act 346 (First Time Offenders Act) back in November

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Arkansas - Act 346 (First Time Offender's Act) back in November 1993 - under this act, plead guilty to discharge of a firearm from a moving vehichle...paid all restitution and jail/probation time. This has never been an issue until now.

I'm trying to get a concealed handhun permit, it was denied because of this one thing about 18 years ago. Now I do know it's expunged or sealed and they have access to it for purposes of this background check.

Do I have any possibility of getting this permit without a Governer's pardon? If not, how difficult and how much time does this take?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Criminal Law
Expert:  Samuel II replied 6 years ago.



Arkansas is a "shall" issue state for CCW permits. However, there are disqualifiers and a crime such as discharge of a firearm would restricted the issuance of a permit.


The only way possible would be to apply for and get the Governor's Pardon. That process will take anywhere from 2 to 3 years depending on the back log of applications to be investigated


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