When it comes to domestic violence criminal charges, the conviction is all that matters
Guy called me today because he was denied a gun permit. 10 years ago, he had a domestic violence charge in municipal court and he did not get an attorney. As a result, he was convicted of the charge. When he applied for the permit, he did not put this down. As a result, he was denied due to the charge and falsification. I will probably do the expungement for him and then the application after that. He wanted to know if he could just explain the conviction to avoid having to file for an expungement. However, the conviction itself will bar you. If there is an explanation, there shouldn’t have been a guilty plea in the first place.