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CCW denied after 2nd renewal

Postby boomer1833 » Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:32 pm

In 1999 I was convicted of a 5th degree felony for theft, total value 550.00. Which I found out that in today's society would not be a felony charge. I had just turned 18 years old. I successfully completed my probation and enlisted in the US Marine Corps. I completed a 4 year enlistment with 2 combat deployments to Iraq. Honorable discharge... Since 2005 I have purchased firearms through dealers and have had a CCW permit for the the last 9 years. I went to renew my permit last week and was told that it could not be renewed due to this felony conviction. In all honesty I had forgot about it because it never affected me until last week. What are my options to get my firearm rights back and how would I go about doing so. Thanks
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Re: CCW denied after 2nd renewal

Postby JustaShooter » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:30 am

As I understand it, a 5th degree felony in Ohio would not strip you of your firearms rights from a federal perspective. Federal law doesn't use the term felony, but specifies crimes that are punishable by more than one year in prison. Since an Ohio F5 is punishable by *up to* a year, it doesn't trigger the federal prohibition which is why you've been able to purchase firearms legally.

It does, however, prohibit you from getting a CHL as you've found out. You need to get your record sealed - I don't know much about that process but it isn't all that expensive, and as I've read here is something you can do yourself pretty easily. I'll let others fill in those details for you.
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Re: CCW denied after 2nd renewal

Postby MyWifeSaidYes » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:52 am

Contact the Clerk of Courts in the jurisdiction where the felony was prosecuted. Ask them if they have a form or process for sealing a criminal record.

If they do not, you may have to contact (and pay for) a lawyer to assist you.
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