this was in Tarrant county Texas for the attempted theft of roofing shingles. I then went in and finished 20 years in the Marine Corps
If it was deferred and never turned into a conviction then I don't see anything preventing you from owning one. I don't know the expungement laws of Texas but you may even be able to get it completely off your record
As Mr. Smith stated, I do not see any reason you couldn't own a firearm currently. You may contact an attorney in Texas about having your record completely expunged.
A deferred sentence by definition is not a conviction. If you successfully complete a deferred sentence the case is dismissed. This means that you are eligible AFTER you complete the probation to again possess and buy firearms. I recommend having the charge expunged if possible.
Yes, you should be able to purchase a firearm. It was not a conviction. I would recommend that you seek an expungment of the arrest. This would assist in any future firearm purchases.
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