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4/25/2017 7:42:44 PM
Posted: 10/29/2001 5:13:44 PM EDT
Theres a question on the DROS form that asks if the potential gun buyer has ever been convicted of a crime that COULD have a prison sentence of one year or more. I have a friend, lets call him Mr.X, that has purchased several rifles and one handgun here in Kali, over the last 3 years. Now, I happen to know that Mr.X got a DUI back in the mid 80s. He also had a couple of failure to appears. I thought these crimes had sentences of potentially over one year. Now, I happen to know that Mr. X only spent 2-3 days in jail for each of these incidents. Even though, the judge COULD have sentenced him to a much longer term. I was just wondering if anyone had any information on that particular question on the DROS, and how strict they are about it.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 12:52:07 AM EDT
The law is written to state that a person must have been sentanced and served one year in custody(366 Days plus)to be ineligable to posses firearms. In your friends case, the only thing I can see is if he was given probation on the DUI or FTA, the judge could have resticted the possesion of firearms as a condition of probation for the duration of said probation. This, however doesn't seem to be the case. So, to answer your inquiry, it doesn't appear he broke any laws. Hope this helps.
Link Posted: 10/30/2001 12:10:40 PM EDT
DUI are usually Misd. crimes with a sentence of less than a year. I can't talk about other state laws but in Missouri.. the 1st and 2nd DWI is a Misd. while the 3rd is a Felony. medcop
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