I was charged with a misdemeanor possession of an illegal substance/ paraphernalia in Utah. Just wondering if this is something that will make it so I can’t purchase a firearm.
The pending criminal charge can make you ineligible to purchase a firearm. When you fill out the federal form 4473, it requires you to answer a question regarding "use" of illegal drugs. If you do not disclose drug use and you are subsequently convicted of a drug crime, that can lead to federal criminal issues.
Given the nature of the criminal charges pending against you, I would not recommend attempting to purchase a firearm.
Additionally, if you do possess a firearm and are in possession of illegal controlled substance(s), you are considered a restricted person and can be charged with a felony for being in possession of a firearm.
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