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    Question of the Law in background check misinformation

    I was recently contacted by a local detective letting me know that I was being charged with a misdemeanor and a felony for trying to purchase a gun from a gander mountain in my local area. The question that I unlawfully answered was in regards to felonies or misdemeanors in which i could be sentenced with more than one year of incarceration. I was unaware that my second DUI was considered in this question because all I got was probation for 1 year, no jail time. This offense occurred over 10 years ago and I did not think that DUIs were an issue. I am a little amazed that they are filing charges against me for ignorance, and I understand not knowing the law is not an excuse. However my lawyer did all the negotiating in my DUI case so I was not aware of what the penalties may have been, only what the penalty was going to be if that makes sense. To think that I may get a felony charge for not being aware is flabbergasting to me, and is there anything I can do, if anyone has had this happen to them or knows of situations like this?

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    Do not post more of this except on the advice of counsel.

    Will delete this thread if you so request.

    PM being sent.
    Last edited by Grapeshot; 01-07-2015 at 05:53 PM. Reason: fixed it
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    What council?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council

    I would tell him to seek out legal counsel myself.

    Maybe going after him for answering a question falsely on a form?

    They may have to prove intent.

    OP needs to shut up, not contact the po po and try to "talk himself into prison" and seek out a lawyer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidmcbeth View Post
    What council?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council

    I would tell him to seek out legal counsel myself.
    you missed "accept"

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    Originally Posted by davidmcbeth

    What council?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Council

    I would tell him to seek out legal counsel myself.
    Quote Originally Posted by Griz View Post
    you missed "accept"
    Fixed both.
    You will not rise to the occasion; you will fall back on your level of training. Archilochus, 650 BC

    Old and treacherous will beat young and skilled every time. Yata hey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grapeshot View Post
    Fixed both.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t6yt4h6iyk

    Ouch ! lol

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