Fake Deferred on Licenses to Carry
Be wary about the effect of the Fake Deferred on Licenses to Carry. Do not let deferred adjudication fool you. While there are many benefits to deferred adjudication, such as somewhat easier requirements for a nondisclosure, there are also many nonsensical rules. As mention in another blog, sometimes deferred adjudication counts as a conviction for enhancement purposes. This occurs frequently for Deferred Adjudication DWI and Deferred Adjudication Family Violence.
But, you may not know that deferred adjudication also affects your License to Carry. Despite the new ‘Constitutional Carry’ law, Licenses to Carry are still very relevant. In other words, the ‘Constitutional Carry’ law did not repeal or abolish the current LTC law, but only amended it slightly.
Fake Deferred “Convictions” and Licenses To Carry
Deferred adjudication is still a “conviction” under the current LTC law. Texas Govt. Code 411.171(4). Also under the current law, you are ineligible for an LTC if you have a “conviction” for a class A or B misdemeanor within 5 years. Texas. Govt. Code 411.172(a)(8). Further, if you have 2 class B convictions for alcohol-related crimes (such as DWI) within 10 years, you become a “chemically dependent person” and are absolutely ineligible for an LTC. 411.172(c). This means that a fake deferred on your first DWI plus another DWI, even if reduced, means losing your LTC for life.
Again, Deferred Adjudication has many benefits. But, please keep some of the drawbacks in mind as well.
More about Mimi Coffey & The Coffey Firm
When people look for a Top DWI Attorney or Best DWI Attorney, they look for experience, certification, and respect in the legal community. Mimi Coffey is a nationally-renowned trial attorney, board-certified in DWI by the NCDD. She has been practicing for over 24 years and is an author of multiple DWI Defense textbooks. She is also a national and state-wide lecturer on the law.
The Coffey Firm handles a wide variety of cases, including Unlawful Carrying Weapon (UCW), Assault (including family violence), and Possession charges. We can also help you try to get a DWI off your record or avoid probation revocation.
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