Underlining is mine, but cap letters and exclamation point is from the website.
One other vital point: If you have a criminal record, no matter how minor you may think it is and even if it is sealed!…YOU MUST indicate it on your application and divulge it the time of your appointment. Failure to do so WILL delay you in receiving your permit, or may keep you from receiving it all.
Yet the application says in most of the questions
except for a conviction or guilty plea the records of which a court has ordered sealed or expunged.
There are some questions which do not have this exception, like question 8, 11a, 11b, but the conviction wasn't for these type of offenses in those questions anyway. I can't say what the conviction was for, can only say what it was not for. This person has a misdemeanor that supposedly was expunged many years ago, although it may have actually been sealed, not expunged. It was not any kind of drug offense, crime of theft or violence, not resisting arrest or an assault on a police officer, not domestic violence or any kind of protection order. Actually I'm not even sure even if this conviction wasn't expunged or sealed that it would even matter, because as when you take those type of offenses out, none of the questions would technically be a "yes" anyway.
Still, the website uses the words "CRIMINAL RECORD". Can this Sheriff's dept. ask this of someone? Where would this person even list the offense on the form anyway, if the offense isn't one of the type of offenses listed on the application?
One of the adjacent counties (Montgomery) has a similar warning, except that it does not say to include sealed convictions. I suggested that this person could go there instead, but it would take longer and go to downtown Dayton. (45 min to 1 hr drive ?) Still if Darke is going to possibly delay the app or give the person a hassle over something that doesn't even apply anyway, maybe Mont. would be a better option. Not saying Darke would do that, but anythings possible I guess.