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    Default After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    Hello all, I’m new to the boards and have what I hope is a simple question regarding obtaining my LTCF. I was arrested in NJ roughly one year ago for possession of less than one gram of Marijuana. This whole fiasco resulted in three charges, Possession, Paraphernalia (rolling papers), and CDS in a motor vehicle.

    The DA was reasonable and included all charges under the Conditional Discharge program (NJ’s equivalent to ARD), probation for one year. I am about to successfully complete the CD program and have all of the charges dismissed. I was not forced to submit a plea to enter the CD program. I believe I have one month left before I am free and clear.

    Obviously I am going to wait until I get confirmation that the program was completed successfully before applying for my LTCF, but is there anything restricting me from acquiring my LTCF when this is all over with? The only thing that, in my eyes, could pose an issue is the arrest record which needs to be expunged separately.

    On the note of expungement… In NJ I’m forced to wait 6 months after completing the CD program before submitting for the arrest expungement.

    Any advice? I believe if I’m denied my LTCF I have to wait a year before re-applying?

    Thanks for the help. Looks to be a great community here!

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    Short answer, No, you are not eligable. Ever........

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    why'd you post this twice? the answer will be the same.


    NO.

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    I know nothing about NJ.. but in Pennsylvania the arrest record would likely cause a hangup in the LTCF application process. I would be patient and have the arrest record expunged before opening up the can of worms unless you have some extra money to monkey around with it in the meantime.

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    drugs involved- sorry sir you messed up big time

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    Basically what the others said. If you take a look at the reference section of the library you will be able to search prohibited persons under both firearms and licensing. It seems that your "mistake" will prohibit you from ever obtaining your license.

    It has been brought up before and it will be a lot of money and lawyer fees.

    GB
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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    what am I missing here.. You guys are saying he can not get a LTCF for what reason?

    He indicated the disposition was an ARD equivalent which is not a guilty plea or conviction at all. If it is, in fact, the equivalent to ARD, it is a deferred disposition, and upon completion of the program the charges are deemed dismissed and an expungement is necessary.

    I don't have any issues, so I haven't thoroughly researched it, but if some of you guys are so confident that you have to be short with the guy, please explain more thoroughly. Thanks.

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    Quote Originally Posted by jahwarrior72 View Post
    why'd you post this twice? the answer will be the same.


    NO.
    why do you have to be smart with the guy and others with your big font crap?



    (typo corrected)
    Last edited by WitsBusa; January 13th, 2010 at 06:33 PM.

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    "why are you have to be smart with the guy"....

    Really??!?

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    Default Re: After completing probation, am I eligible for LTCF?

    Quote Originally Posted by WitsBusa View Post
    what am I missing here.. You guys are saying he can not get a LTCF for what reason?

    He indicated the disposition was an ARD equivalent which is not a guilty plea or conviction at all. If it is, in fact, the equivalent to ARD, it is a deferred disposition, and upon completion of the program the charges are deemed dismissed and an expungement is necessary.

    I don't have any issues, so I haven't thoroughly researched it, but if some of you guys are so confident that you have to be short with the guy, please explain more thoroughly. Thanks.
    I thought the same thing.

    Once ARD is complete, have the attorney complete the necessary paperwork to expunge all your records of the charges and you shouldn't have any problems. That is, unless something has changed recently.

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