Here's my long trip through the process of trying to apply for a permit and FID.
Had my application filled and handed in along with references, fingerprinted twice(once at PD and once at Morpho), and told by the detective at my PD that he would be contacting me soon. This was all between late-July and Sept. Late Sept, I got married and went on my honeymoon for 2 weeks so after I returned I contacted the detective since I didn't yet receive a reply.
The detective told me that he never received responses from my references(despite one of them personally bringing it to the PD, lives 2 blocks away). I politely ask if he could resend the letters and if I can personally bring them in. He tells me that he would send them out but that he "preferred" they be mailed.
References get their letters. I tell them to fill them out and seal them in an envelope, that I would personally bring them to him so they don't end up "missing".
I go to the PD late October and personally hand the sealed envelopes to the detective and he tells me that I would hear from him soon.
So fast foward to two days ago, I receive a letter from the Dept of Public Safety which states that I was being denied because of a "criminal record" from a 1998 arrest.
Rewind back to 1998. I (15 at the time) was with my brother(13 at the time) riding around our bikes in the next town. We pull into a empty field behind an old building and there was a what-looked abandoned car trailer parked in the tall grass & weeds. Us being young(and dumb I guess) decided to check out what was inside since it looked abandoned. It was an old race-car trailer with a bunch of really old photos and race-related equipment looking to be dated from the late-80s or something.
Next thing you know, here comes a cop car and arrests us. Turns out they track down the owner and we're in trouble.
We ended up having to go to court and I think(it's been a while and I was too young to remember the details) they charged us with tresspassing & theft. The theft was a bogus charge as the owner came out with this ridiculous list of "missing" items. The Judge new these claims were bogus as we were on a set of bikes and it was impossible that we took that stuff. One of the items I will always remember was a chainsaw. LoL. We were on BMXs. How could we possibly?
Anyway, to shorten it up...we settle and the Judge gives us a year of probation and a huge fine.
We were supposed to have these records Expunged at the age of 18 according to our Judge.
Fast foward back to present day. Why is this even coming up as an issue when applying for a firearm permit & FID? It wasn't armed robbery or anything. We were kids in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I now have 30 days to appeal the decision. And there is NO WAY in hell I am not going to put my tail between my legs and cower away like a dog.
This state seems to get more and more aggrivating.
Can anyone here offer any advice on what I should do?