Have you been denied a Concealed Carry Permit?

If you have recently been denied a concealed carry permit application due to something on your background that you dispute, the gun rights attorneys at Kirk Kirk Howell Cutler & Thomas can help. Maybe you have previously had a concealed carry and your application to renew was denied, or maybe this was your first application ever. In either case, if your denial was based on a conviction that you believe is in error or should not disqualify you, reach out to us — we may be able to help.

Why do Concealed Carry Permits get denied?

While there was recent legislation proposed to allow those with gun permits to carry concealed without a specific concealed carry permit, that legislation has not yet been passed. Similar legislation has been proposed before, but has never been enacted. It is our opinion that such legislation is not likely to become law.

Recently, there have been more and more instances of law abiding concealed carry permit holders being denied their application to renew their permits. In some situations, the Sheriff may be able to resolve the issue themselves – in cases of mistaken identity or errors within the record that are obvious. However, in many cases, the issues discovered require more.

Often, very old convictions are now popping up on one’s record as felony convictions, when in reality, based upon their date of conviction, could not have been a felony under the law. Sometimes the conviction is actually only a misdemeanor but the records indicate they could have served more jail time than was actually the case.

Additionally, prior substance abuse convictions or mental health treatment may affect eligibility. If you have been committed, either voluntarily or involuntarily, for mental health reasons, read our blog post about restoring firearm rights.

Contact an Attorney About Appealing a Concealed Carry Permit Denial

If you have been denied a permit to carry concealed, you have the right to appeal the decision. It is important that you contact an experienced attorney who is skilled in this area and understands the importance of the information raised on appeal.

The attorneys at Kirk Kirk Howell Cutler & Thomas have been assisting clients with their gun rights for years. Contact us today by calling 919-615-2473 or completing the online contact form to see if we can also help you!

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Candace is an experienced criminal law attorney in Raleigh. She also has had extensive experience as a paralegal with Kirk, Kirk, Howell, Cutler and Thomas before becoming an associate attorney with the firm.