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How long must I wait if I've gotten convicted for a misdemeanor for possession of firearm without a FOID to obtain a FOID?

Matteson, IL |

Gotten convicted of this offense the fall of 2009

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According to Federal and State laws, anyone who has been convicted of domestic battery/ domestic violence or any felony is ineligible to possess a FOID card in Illinois.
You must disclose the prior Misdemeanor conviction while applying for an FOID with the Illinois State Police.
On its face the above misdemeanor should not preclude you from applying, yet I would contact an attorney and discuss your particulars to present the FOID application in the most favorable way to the ISP. You may verify your eligibility to apply for the FOID with the Firearms Services Bureau at (217) 782-7980.

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