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I was wondering if I’m able to buy a fire arm in if I plead…

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I was wondering if I’m able to buy a fire arm in Virginia if I plead no contest, facts sufficient to find guilty but defer adjudication, and the order the charge dismissed for assault and battery charge?

Lawyer's Assistant: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?

Virginia

Lawyer's Assistant: Have you talked to a lawyer yet?

No. I just attempted to get expunged but they wouldn’t remove that one. And I have serviced my probation for good behavior which I served no jail time

Lawyer's Assistant: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?

That’s it. Thanks. Oh this was a misdemeanor charge

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Without a conviction, that's not going to keep you from being able to purchase a firearm. Convictions of these crimes are what are considered. A deferred adjudication is a dismissal, not a conviction, and as such it's not going to bar you from purchasing a firearm.

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