Can a first offender ever own a gun? I was 16 when I was convicted, my record was expunged and I am now 25. Game-fully employed and never had another problem with the law. I live in Gwinnett County, Georgia.
2 Answers from Attorneys
A successfully completed First Offender Act deferred adjudication results in your having no conviction for that offense. Therefore, you are not prohibited from possessing a firearm under state or federal law, based on that particular offense.
Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
NATIONAL FEDERAL DEFENSE GROUP
If you plead first offender, then you do not have an expungement. To answer your question: If you have no felonyconvictions and no convictions for family violence then you can own a gun. Good luck.
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