This is a discussion on Buying firearms after a DUI within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by CVarner I don't agree with the man's choices but who are we to judge. Cut the man some slack I am sure ...
I'd strongly consider shelving the weaponry until the issue of drinking/dependency is well behind you, irrespective of cutoff dates related to your CHL. Ditto on the sentiments some others have presented, that a CHL is the last thing you ought to be worrying about if it's ongoing.
Whatever else is true, part of the responsibility of carrying defensive weaponry is to at all times realize that our actions come down to reasonableness, and the judgement of others about that reasonableness. Frankly, being unduly influenced by a judgment-altering substance and having a track-record of being caught doing so doesn't bode well for how folks are going to take another such situation, if it turns out a "defensive" situation arises and it's claimed that drinking was part of the reason. Given such a track record, and given not having clearly put it in the past, mere claims might gain far more traction than they otherwise might.
I would be willing to bet that your permit will not be automatically reinstated. Your license to carry was most likely revoked upon your second DUI conviction, as you were deemed to be an "alcohol abuser" under IC 35-47-1-2 and thus ceased to be considered a "proper person" for holding a permit. It looks like you can apply for another permit when your 3 years is up, but I'm guessing you will run into several difficulties in getting your application approved. When I got my LTCH a while back, I recall seeing something about a legal requirement to notify the ISP superintendent, in writing, of any arrests and/or convictions that may change your status as a "proper person". IIRC, the timeframe for notification is within 30 days after the incident. The failure to notify in that instance could possibly be used as reasoning for denying a future application. Also, even though the conviction is to be converted to a misdemeanor after 3 years, it was considered a felonly conviction originally and could continue to haunt you and make it so your application is denied. A family member went through something similar about 10 years ago, and he still is not allowed to own a firearm as far as I am aware. I am not a lawyer though, and I could be wrong. Your best bet would be to contact the ISP Firearms Licensing Division and see what they say after running your situation by them.
I wouldn't even try to guess the answer to your legal question but I'm pretty sure what you got was a "Deferred" sentence.At the end of this case, I got a "referred sentence"
After the scathing rebuke I bet that is the OP's first and last post...
I'd rather be lucky than good any day
There's nothing that will change someone's moral outlook quicker than cash in large sums.
Majority rule only works if you're also considering individual rights. Because you can't have five wolves and one sheep voting on what to have for supper.
We have offered up many sound pieces of advice and I thereby assume the question is answered and thus close this thread.
If OP would like, OP can PM me for further direction.