advice on S.C. CWP


shhmitty

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I'm new to this forum and need some advice, when I was twenty and had just moved out of my parents house I lost my job and wrote 6 bad checks for which warrants where taking out for me, I was arrested for the warrants and paid the buisiness that I wrote the checks to and paid court cost, this is considered a misdemeaner in S.C.. I am 16 years older now and have not had so much as a traffic ticket since, the question is will S.C. allow me to get a cwp with this stupid decision I made 16 years ago hanging over my head
 

thanks for the advice, the guidlines are so grey on what S.C. will or will not turn down, I wouldn't want to put the money and time into getting a cwp if it's gonna get turned down in the end
 
Put on your application - Bad checks 16 years ago but all cleared - and you should be fine. If you want to call SLED and make sure but I never heard of them turning someone down for that.
 
You must be a resident, you must be 21 or older, and you must be able to legally own a firearm. That means no felony convictions and certain misdemeanor charges like criminal domestic violence and violations of SC section 16-23-465 (unlawfully carrying a pistol or firearm onto the premises of a business selling alcoholic beverages for on-site consumption).

I got this from pages 28-29 of the book, South Carolina Gun Law. You can get this book off of the SC Grassroots website.
 
thanks fella's, I feel a bit easier now, no these misdemeaner is all there is, in fact I just purchased a mil pro 145 about 7 or 8 months ago so no problems as far as that goes, but those mistake haunt me everyday if you have kids going out on there own please tell them the decisions that they make early in life will cause problems for them a long time after everything is settled in court, and not to be too proud to ask help from mom and dad if needed a little wisedom will get you a long ways sometime, thanks for the advice again fella's
 
If possible, get the actual dates from the jurisdiction in which you were charged. Include an attachment that lists each one separately with the dates and outcome of restitution, etc.... Just give the complete details and You will be fine.
 
I'm new to this forum and need some advice, when I was twenty and had just moved out of my parents house I lost my job and wrote 6 bad checks for which warrants where taking out for me, I was arrested for the warrants and paid the buisiness that I wrote the checks to and paid court cost, this is considered a misdemeaner in S.C.. I am 16 years older now and have not had so much as a traffic ticket since, the question is will S.C. allow me to get a cwp with this stupid decision I made 16 years ago hanging over my head

South Carolina is a must issue state. You don't need to do any of that stuff these guys are saying. There are only three questions you must answer (yes to all):

Are you a South Carolina resident or qualified non‐resident (Section 23‐31‐210, SC Code of Laws)? Yes No
Do you certify successful completion of handgun training (Section 23‐31‐210, SC Code of Laws)? Yes No
Are you allowed by all applicable federal/state laws and court orders to possess a handgun? Yes No

You need to sign the form to affirm the following is true:
 I am eligible for a South Carolina Concealed Weapons Permit pursuant to Sections 23‐31‐210/215, SC Code of Laws.
 I am not prohibited from possessing a handgun pursuant to Section 922, Title 18, United States Code.
 I will notify SLED immediately if I become prohibited by federal/state laws or court orders from possessing a handgun.
 I acknowledge false information may cause denial of my application and subject me to any applicable criminal penalties.
 My signature certifies I have reviewed the entire application and all information on it is true and correct.

No problem!
 
If possible, get the actual dates from the jurisdiction in which you were charged. Include an attachment that lists each one separately with the dates and outcome of restitution, etc.... Just give the complete details and You will be fine.

Above is correct. If you do not furnish details of incident as to arrest/conviction/disposition of case, county event happened. SC can deny. Check with a certified CWP Instructor OR call SLED prior to spending 120.00 just to be denied.

TWO ROUNDS BURSTS, ALWAYS!
 
Your situation is very similar to the one I had. I had a misdemeanor that I had pled guilty to, paid restitution and files. Almost 12 years later, I applied for my CWP. I called SLED to confirm that the old misdemeanor wouldn't be grounds for denial, and was insured that it would not hinder the application. I took the CWP course, sent in my application, and to my horror it was denied, due to the misdemeanor. They stated that I had falsified my application, and wasn't clear about the offense.

I appealed this denial, but not before talking to the solicitor's office, and starting the process to expunge my record (as the county of my offense allows after 10 years). I attached the letter from the solicitors office that stated that I was eligible for expungement, and also explained that I was in fact truthful on my application, and listed my one and only offense.

Two weeks later, my CWP showed up in the mail. I wrote about my experiences here: http://www.usacarry.com/forums/sout...earm-news/8940-cwp-denial-appeal-process.html

Good luck - and make sure you have all your ducks in a row before starting the process!
 
Details on criminal record is no longer needed. Neither is your driving record or a photo. Everything is handled through the background check.

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A new digital format and changes in the submission process are but a few of the changes in the new SC Concealed Weapons Permit application process.

According to a letter sent to SLED Certified Instructors, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is requesting all new CWP applications to be filled out online, printed then taken to your CWP training course to be finished by your instructor.

In addition to the changes in the application format, applicants no longer need to submit a photograph or criminal record details.

Previously, the photographs were used to confirm applicant identity by comparing them to the images on file with DMV. Providing copies of your driving record and criminal arrest information are no longer needed, as these details show up in the criminal background check performed by SLED.

While the old applications will be accepted through June 30, if you are one of my past students who has not yet submitted your application, feel free to fill out the new application online (Here), print it out and give me a call. I will provide you with the new Concealed Weapons Permit Training Certificate that is now required as well as fill in my Instructor ID number and date of training on your new application.

More from SLED:
• New applications must be submitted to:
CWP Application
SLED Data Center
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221
• Money orders, certified checks and cashier’s checks are accepted forms of payment to be included with the application. Personal checks and cash will not be accepted.
• Please do not call to check on the status of your application unless the 90 day period from the time SLED received your application has passed. (I recommend mailing your application with a return receipt so you know when it was received.)
• Renewal applicants should use the online renewal process. Submit renewals 90 to 120 days before your permit expires.
• Written appeals for denial letters should be forwarded to:
Neal Dolan, Deputy Director
C/O SLED Regulatory Services
P.O. Box 21398
Columbia, SC 29221-1398
Make sure to include documentation supporting your appeal such as an expungement order, court disposition, incident report, etc.
• When driving a vehicle in South Carolina, a handgun may be legally transported in the locked or unlocked glove compartment, console or trunk, (or on your person if you are carrying pursuant to a CWP). The handgun may be loaded or unloaded.
•There are currently more than 450 Certified CWP instructors in S.C.
•From the inception of the CWP program, SLED has received more than 109,000 applications and there are currently more than 78,000 active permits.
•Since January 1, 2009, SLED has seen a 100-percent increase in applications submitted over last year, which they are attempting to manage with a 30-percent reduction in budget and staff.
Friday, April 10, 2009
Important Changes in SC CWP Application Process
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I think I see where some confusion is being introduced. Some of us used the latest form to get our CCP. The CURRENT (about a year old) form does not require any details of past convictions, photos, traffic violations, etc. The CURRENT form just asks essentially if you are eligible to own a handgun. The background check takes care of any past violations. No more need to worry about "falsifying the form" by forgetting a long-lost speeding ticket or misdomeaner arrest.

Thank goodness! Much easier and more sensible now.
 
Absolutely correct. When I submitted my application, there was a question that asked if you had ever been arrested. You were required to list traffic offenses.

Much smoother now.
 
thanks for the info fellas, when I filled out the application it was the new one and did not have to provide any prior arrest or convictions, seems a lot easier now, well at the end of this month will be 90 days for me so I should know in a couple of weeks of the decision they made still keeping my fingers crossed
 
Thank you to all that responded with advice and concern on my getting a CWP, I had worried from the day that I sent all that paper work in back in Dec. that I would be denied my right to carry because of a stupid mistake I made years ago, well the state of S.C. doesn't see my past mistakes as a concern because I recieved my CWP today!!!!! I'm rereading the CWP laws of the state again to make sure not to break any of them and am gettin ready for my first outing while conceal carrying, thanks again USA CARRY and to all of you who helped with advice.

Shhmitty
 
That's FANTASTIC shhmitty! I know exactly what you mean - that sigh of relief when the permit shows up in the mail. At least you didn't have to appeal like I did!

Made me make sure that my kids don't do stupid crap like I did right after high school... :)
 

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