I've been waiting a little over 100 days in Florida for my permit. I just got a letter from the state wanting to know the disposition of a case from 1974. The FBI has it listed as a felony and no disposition. Well I called Sarasota County to get a certified copy of the disposition. Next day lady calls me back and says they cannot find anything but she will send me a certified copy that she did a due and diligent search.
Now as to what happened 35 years ago. I had a new 4 wheel drive truck and was out in the woods. One of the trails I was on brought me out onto a school yard. I pulled out and made a quick u-turn and headed back in the woods. Well there was an officer there that saw me. I guess he got out on the street and started to look for me. He grabbed me about an hour later and was pissed. I guess he thought I was trying to run from him.
Anyway to the point. I was charged with "destruction of public property" (churning up the grass when I made my turn) and "fleeing to elude" (when he could not find me for an hour)
I went to court but for the life of me I cannot remember the outcome other than the judge was not impressed with the charge once I told my story. It was never classed as a felony.
So once I get the letter I'll send it all back to Tallahassee and see what happens. I also called the Sarasota Police Dept to see if they had some record of it and the officer I talked to said I should be OK as they don't keep records back that far.
So we will see.