Am I eligible for CHL

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Am I eligible for CHL

Postby jlg333 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:38 pm

I recently completed my deffered adjudication probation for a class A misdemeanor possession of marijuana charge. Can I acquire my CHL? I already paid and took the class, I don't want to lose out on another 140... I saw that some deffered adjudications are okay to have but I can't find the specific list.

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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby Captain Matt » Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:52 pm

Five year wait after a class A misd conviction or def adj.
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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby jlg333 » Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:21 pm

So my certificate is no good then? Is there an expiration date? Also if I expunge it will that make me eligible?
Captain Matt wrote:Five year wait after a class A misd conviction or def adj.
https://www.dps.texas.gov/InternetForms ... LTC-16.pdf


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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby infoman » Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:47 am

Your certificate is good for 2 Years. if you expunged the charge or got an order of non-disclosure you’d be ok. I’m assuming this was in Texas.


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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby jlg333 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:02 pm

Yes in Texas, so my best bet for now is to apply for a FL non resident?


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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby ninjabread » Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:23 pm

jlg333 wrote:Yes in Texas, so my best bet for now is to apply for a FL non resident?

Getting it expunged should make you eligible for a Texas CHL and might help in job searches.

You can try Florida but be aware of some possible reasons for Ineligibility.
* A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
* A record of drug or alcohol abuse.
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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby TreyHouston » Fri Oct 13, 2017 7:39 pm

ninjabread wrote:
jlg333 wrote:Yes in Texas, so my best bet for now is to apply for a FL non resident?

Getting it expunged should make you eligible for a Texas CHL and might help in job searches.

You can try Florida but be aware of some possible reasons for Ineligibility.
* A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
* A record of drug or alcohol abuse.


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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby jlg333 » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:04 pm

ninjabread wrote:
jlg333 wrote:Yes in Texas, so my best bet for now is to apply for a FL non resident?

Getting it expunged should make you eligible for a Texas CHL and might help in job searches.

You can try Florida but be aware of some possible reasons for Ineligibility.
* A conviction for violation of controlled substance laws or multiple arrests for such offenses.
* A record of drug or alcohol abuse.


It's a deffered adjudication so not technically a conviction. I know that as far as Texas goes, they see deffered adjudications as a conviction. Does Florida do this as well? And it's my only charge ever, this is the only thing on my record.

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Re: Am I eligible for CHL

Postby ScottDLS » Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:56 pm

Get an Arizona while you see if you can get it expunged. They’ll take you texas chl class as proof of training.
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