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  1. Help me understand the law

    At the ripe age of 17, I was found to be in possesion of less than one ounce of marijuana. Almost twenty years later I have no other arrests, or dealings with drugs, but I was refused my permit in Georgia. I was under the impression that I was a juvinile at that time and this would not be a problem when I applied for my permit. Not only was I wrong, I was told on the refusal letter that I was denied for " poor morle character " for falsely filing on my application based on a twenty year old misdemeaner charge of possesion of marajuana. I live in Gwinnett co. Ga. Can anyone tell me if this denial of a permit can be disputed and how?

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  3. Quote Originally Posted by powerpig View Post
    At the ripe age of 17, I was found to be in possesion of less than one ounce of marijuana. Almost twenty years later I have no other arrests, or dealings with drugs, but I was refused my permit in Georgia. I was under the impression that I was a juvinile at that time and this would not be a problem when I applied for my permit. Not only was I wrong, I was told on the refusal letter that I was denied for " poor morle character " for falsely filing on my application based on a twenty year old misdemeaner charge of possesion of marajuana. I live in Gwinnett co. Ga. Can anyone tell me if this denial of a permit can be disputed and how?
    Did you openly divulge the info about the misdemeaner charge at age 17 or leave it as " you believed it to be off your record" either way, hire a good criminal attorney to help you get it removed. It obviously is there when it should not be.

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    In GA you apply for your permits through the Sheriff don't you? Make an appointment with the Sheriff and plead your case. In SC the Sheriff provides input to SLED on every application. I have a friend that had the same problem you have. He talked to the Sheriff and explained the situation and he got his CWP.
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    SB308 which recently signed into law removed the life long prohibition for one time misdemeanor possession. If you have never been convicted a second time you should be able to get your GFL. See the following:

    sb308.html

  6. thank you for bringing this to light. Based on what I read in your post I am eligible for my permit and plan to schedule an appointment with the magistrate soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Hat View Post
    In GA you apply for your permits through the Sheriff don't you? Make an appointment with the Sheriff and plead your case. In SC the Sheriff provides input to SLED on every application. I have a friend that had the same problem you have. He talked to the Sheriff and explained the situation and he got his CWP.
    Actually you start the application process at your counties probate court. The sheriff may be used to do finger prints and a quicky background check. After that it's a matter of waiting for the background to be completed by GBI.

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