Mr. Keller offers good advice. If you had an attorney representing you on your current case, talk to them first. If you were not represented, find an experienced lawyer familiar with the court system in Delaware County.
My colleagues are correct. Your only recourse is a Governor's pardon and not easy to get. My sense of it is, that even though the conviction was in 1992, you may need a more compelling reason than the wish to purchase a firearm.
I agree with both of my colleagues. First get an experienced attorrney. The statute of limitaions is not necessarily absolute and there are numerous factors that can determine whether or not the statute has run. Good luck.
My colleague is correct, unfortunately for you and other people convicted of a criminal offense many years in the past who have led exemplary lives since. Perhaps something for the legislature to address.
Attorney Morgan has given you excellent advice and counsel concerning your case and the breathalyzer situation with the state police. As of today, the PA State Police are not using breathalyzers due to the recent court ruling.
I would be pleased to discuss this further in my Abington office in Montgomery County or via phone at 215 884 6743. You can click on my wb site to learn more about me and my 41 years of experience. Best of luck.
The advice given by both answering attorneys is well placed. I don't know why the Jamaican government wold care since you have not be convicted of a crime at this point. However, in an abundance of caution, (and it seems that this is important to the probation dept.) call the Jamaican Consulate and inquire.
It is always good advice to consult with an attorney in the locale of your conviction who is knowledgeable in the particular area of law that is involved. Another source you might try is the probation department/officer that is supervising your case in NY. They may be able to advise you of your options in completeing these programs. PA/Montgomery County does recognize programs in other states. I recently had a MA resident who was allowed to complete his community service and safe driving...