I used to live in NC I moved to Texas and want to get a handgun for personal protection. Am I eligible to get one with a class A1 misdemeanor? The charger has been over and done with for almost 7 years now. I live 1200 miles away for the accuser.
Your question does not provide enough information for an attorney to answer. Was the prior assault against a member of the family or household, which is likely defined differently in different States? If so, it could be an issue under federal law, at a minimum. You need to hire an attorney to research the issue. You could be in a situation that you are banned for life from possessing a firearm under federal law.
This answer is just to provide you with some thoughts on your situation and does not create or establish an attorney-client relationship.
Not enough information provided as indicated by my colleague. 18 U.S.C. 922 is the federal law governing.
Use the AVVO site to help you find an attorney in your area - hire them and consult with greater detail.
If the assault was classified as domestic violence, then no, you will never legally possess a firearm. If not, then you likely are able.
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