Gun Permit Denial for Falsification Reversed on Appeal
New Jersey Gun Permit Denial for Falsification Reversed on Appeal
This was a tough one. I really didnt know which way it was going to go. My client had a juvenile record and some stuff when he was an adult. He got all of his adult convictions expunged and he though the juvenile record was expunged too. However, his attorney mistakenly thought that there was no point to do that because the juvenile records were sealed. So, when the client goes to apply for his gun permit, he checks off that he has no juvenile convictions. As a result, he gets denied.
Court’s can be tough on falsification appeal. It may be the most difficult issue to overcome since it often turns on the credibility of the applicant. Luckily, I prepared my client to testify and we brought out all of the positive stuff that he has been doing in his life over the last few years. The Court really kept me guessing because it waited a month to mail me the decision. Just got it an hour ago and I won hands down as the Court explained that my client was very credible.
I’m just not sure who is happier about this win, me or my client!