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Charged felony but not convicted. Can I buy a gun?

I was arrested and charged with two felonies involving firearms back in 2004. Felony theft of a firearm and Felony possesion of stolen property. The ATF is the agency that officially arrested and charge me. I was booked at the local police district, gave a written statement of my involvement; not admitting any guilt, and then promptly kicked out the back door of the police department with absolutely no paperwork or explanation of what's going on. I never heard anything from the police or the ATF again. The felony charges still show up on my background check. I don't know what to think of this whole situation. I can't get jobs that do background checks and I don't even know if I can buy a gun. The police department said I would have to contact the arresting ATF agent to find anything out, but that agent no longer works with the ATF. The county court clerk says I would have to hire a lawyer to get my record expunged but I can only do that if the ATF case is closed. I have no way of finding out if it's closed because I can't find anyone to talk to. I can't afford to hire a lawyer, and the police won't tell me anything except that the arrests are still on my record...seven years later.

Asked By: - 11/14/2011
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It is to bad that some police and police departments are so corrupt, but it is a fact. The best thing for you to do is get a good attorney and have this bogus charge taken off your record, or at least find out why it is still on your record. I know the police are very quick to get a person in the data bases for about... More
Answered By: The Wolf - 11/14/2011
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I'm anxious to read the police veterans on this forum defend the actions of fellow pigs and explain, how arresting and blacklisting you for life was a good thing for the communities, that they swore to defend.
Answered By: Міша - 11/14/2011
 
Your criminal history contains two segments. There is an arrest segment and a disposition segment. If you were never convicted, then the disposition segment should say so. If it has been that long and you have not been to court, you should consider getting the arrest expunged. That would solve both the gun issue and... More
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Answered By: Bruce - 11/14/2011
 
Yes you can buy a gun because you were not convicted... More
Answered By: me - 11/14/2011
 
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