In 2002 I plead out on a two charges of A & B against a family member in VA.(even though not guilty) as I was offered to serve one day in county jail and then be released. So I took it as I was despreate to get away from my (now) ex-wife.
I now have (as we all know) on my record. I am now and have been since the day after being released from jail living in Illinois. I have not had any instances with the law since then other than one traffic ticket.
Now that you have a little bit of history about my situation, here is my question. Will I be able to ever possess a firearm again in my lifetime? Being that I am here in Illinois I have just a month or so ago applied for the F.O.I.D. card (which I think is useless) since the criminals do not apply for them!
On the form for the F.O.I.D. card there are two questions that make me think that I might be able to apply again when my 5 year conviction date is up and here they are for you to look at:
7. Within the past 5 years, have you been convicted of battery, assault, aggravated assault, violation of
an order of protection, or a substantially similar offense in which a firearm was used or possessed? .
8. Have you ever been convicted of domestic battery or substantially similar offense (misdemeanor or felony)?
With this information now can anyone give me a glimps of daylight that I will be able to get my right to bear arms back? I appreciate any and all help rendered!!!!