Legal Question in Criminal Law in Georgia

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.

Asked on 7/07/12, 8:17 am

2 Answers from Attorneys

Joshua Sabert Lowther National Federal Defense Group

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.

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Answered on 7/07/12, 8:36 am

Lawrence Lewis Lawrence Lewis, P.C.

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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Answered on 7/09/12, 7:42 am

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