Applying for Texas CHL

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  1. TexAg08

    TexAg08 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Ok, first off let me state that I don't need anybody's lectures on the things I've done.

    I'll plan on taking my CHL class soon, but I was looking over the requirements for my buddy who wants to take the class with me to see if he was eligible, I came across the Texas DPS website were you can take a questionairre to see if you are eligible and one of the questions asks if you have every been convicted of a class A or B misdameanor or of a crime under Texas penal code section 42.01 in the past five years. We'll I know i've never been convicted of a class A or b misdemeanor (only a class C for MIP), but at the time I got the MIP me and some friends were down at the river shooting, and the game warden wrote me a ticket for the MIP and discharging a firearm across a river (those exact words). Now under section 42.01 which is Disorderly conduct, it says something about discharging a firearm in an unsafe manner or something like that. Will this keep me from obtaining my CHL if I applied for one? Is there any agency I can contact to ask if this will deny me a CHL? I'm asking for somewhat legal advice or someone who I can contact to find out, NOT lectures about safety, I was actually not drinking that day, just around it (everyone was young and dumb once).

     
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    Well what I have noticed that even with a class C misdemeanor that falls under 42.01 you have a pretty good shot at getting it anyway...

    Also... If you send it in and it is denied then you have 30 days to setup a hearing with the county judge from wherever that citation was issued to explain the cirumstances and you can basically appeal the states decision and they will reconsider using the decision from the hearing.

    Texas is pretty forgiving because must of us have all been dumb I know I have.
     
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    Myk9noseknows XDTalk 3K Member

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    Yeah, chances are you will still be eligible for a CHL. However, I would call DPS in Austin and ask them if the MIP makes you ineligible.
    My Ex wife had something a little more serious in her background (i think as a minor) and was denied. Then she fixed the issue through the legal system and got her CHL like 6 months later.
     
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    GaryTx XDTalk 1K Member

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    Call and ask them

    (512) 424-7293
     
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    Try www.texaschlforum.com. There are a few LEOs and lawyers on that board and it's all about CHLs in Texas. How much more specific can you get? :)
     
  6. TexAg08

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    Ok, good news. I know that the MIP shouldnt effect my CHL application but I was mainly worried about the firearms charge, so I called the county courthouse were it was issued and they said that the firearms charge was would not be admitted on my record since it was issued by a game warden (the official ticket said "Discharging of firearm on caddo lake"). I don't exactly understand the reasoning behind it but she said I would be able to recieve me CHL if I applied. However, I still plan on contacting DPS to be safe.
     
  7. jnclement

    jnclement XDTalk 2K Member Founding Member

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    Why don't you go down the to local court, and get them to pull your record and see what shows up?
     
  8. TexAg08

    TexAg08 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Didn't know I could do that. Is there any fee for doing so?
     
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    stroker XDTalk 100 Member

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    Every fellow TEXAN needs to carry a weapon, That way were all on the same page! EXCEPT FOR FELLONS OR IDIOTS:rolleyes:
     
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    Felons and who?

    HAHAHA agree with you 100%
     
  11. TexAg08

    TexAg08 XDTalk 100 Member

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    Hahaha....I just noticed where your from. Good 'ole Uncertain, TX. Thats technically the town that I got those tickets in. I used to have place down from the old airport. God I miss Caddo Lake.
     
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    Where in the DPS website is that questionnaire? I tried looking for it but couldn't fin it.
     
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    I don't know why you couldn't. Call and ask.
     
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    No fee, I just had to have mine pulled from 1999 - the "case manager" in Austin kept telling my Class C was on the edge of the 5 years. I finally asked how 8 years ago is on the "edge" of the 5 years and btw it was a Class C not an A or B...

    Anyway I am still waiting, have been since March 3rd.

    Good luck and be sure to register at texaschlforum.com!!!

     

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