Found guilty for CDS, found in possession of less than 1 gram of marijuana. I have purchased firearms in several states since but have recently been denied a CCW permit in AZ. Reason stated is because the misdemeanor charge carries max sentence of 4y and federal only allows max of 2y. I believe the wrong CJIS code may have been used in my case and all records are gone except basics. Is it possible that the CJIS code carried a lesser max sentence in 1986 and if so, how can I find out?
Criminal Defense Attorney
Go online and find the Maryland Code. In the codes there are conversion charts to match up with the new statutes. Or Google Scholar search for the old code and enter 1986. You may also want to contact an attorney
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