In the state of Florida, I was arrested for domestic violence - battery. It was a false accusation, and my attorney was able to get the charge reduced to disorderly conduct, which I plead no contest to in exchange for adjudication withheld.
I have completed probation and all other requirements from the court with no incidents. No other criminal history.
Two years later, I'm living in a not so great neighborhood and there are frequent break ins at night and I'm considering buying a firearm.
I want some information about my eligibility to pass the NICS background check, which is a federal check performed by the BATF and FBI.
Take the "test" at the following link and you will have your answer:
Please see: https://licensing.freshfromflorida.com//firearms/prequal_questions.aspx
Then see: http://www.usacarry.com/florida_concealed_carry_permit_information.html
Make sure you follow all rules to the letter.
Wishing you luck and hoping that I have been helpful in answering your question.
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You will not be disqualified by a BATF and FBI check if this is the only case on your record. Floridahas additional criteria, but I think you are eligible since the DV battery was amended to disorderly conduct. If they consider it a crime of violence, you will have to wait three years from the date probation/sentence was completed.
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