What is the name of your state? Texas
In 1999 I was arrested for possession of steroids, it was a class 3 felony charge. I received a deferred adjudication with 2 years probation. I completed my probation in 2002 without any problem.
From what I understand I am able to own firearms again. I have bought around 12 in the past years and never had a problem with the ATF background check.
This past weekend I was pulled over for speeding while going dove hunting. The DPS office saw that I had a shotgun in my truck. When he went to run my license he came back and gave me my ticket, he asked me if I had ever been arrested, I said yes, once and it was back in 1999. I explained that it was a deferred adjudication.
He seemed to think that I had a felony on my record. He was very nice about it and did not take me to jail, but he did explain that the info dispached to him said I had a felony arrest.
So my two main questions.
1. Am I able to own firearms again, I was always under the impression that I could, and I have had no problem buying them.
2. Who should I contact about this. I can not find the lawyer I used back in 1999. This all happened in Del Rio, Texas (Val Verda County). I have no idea where to start on this
Any help would be great.