LTC Rights Restored by the Firearms Licensing Review Board

Old criminal matters can often interfere with individual career goals. My client, a military veteran and federal employee, recently discovered that he was ineligible for an LTC due to two OUI convictions in the early 2000’s. As a result, despite his impeccable resume, high test scores and glowing references, his candidacy for a position as a police officer was put on hold indefinitely.

One option to address an old conviction is to petition the Firearms Licensing Review Board. The Board holds ajudicatory hearings and has the power to restore a person’s LTC rights in certain specific situations.

Unfortunately, many people mistakenly believe that simply showing up for a Board hearing is enough to restore their firearms rights. Those people soon discover that they were woefully unprepared and have ruined their only shot at Board approval.

My client initially considered representing himself. Luckily, he spoke with me before filing his petition. We soon discovered that significant work was necessary before my client could appear before the Board. After some tricky litigation, we were able to prepare a successful petition, restore my client’s LTC rights and release the hold on his police officer position.

The key to success in a hearing before the Board is preparation.  Only an attorney who has extensive experience with the Board can properly prepare you for your hearing. Hiring an attorney who has served as Counsel to the Board and has successfully litigated before the Board is a smart move if you want to restore your LTC rights.

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20 thoughts on “LTC Rights Restored by the Firearms Licensing Review Board

    1. jaguida

      Hi Lynne – thank you for contacting me. There are different ways to address this depending on the exact reason for the denial. Please send me an email with your contact info and we will reach out directly – jason@lawguida.com

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  1. Derek

    I need help about a false incaceration that happened in 2012 that put a mark on my record. Do you deal with this area when it comes to firrarms rights restoration?

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    1. jaguida

      Hi Derek – I am happy to discuss this matter but prefer to do so off-line. Please call my office at (781) 233-9191 when you have a moment _ j

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    1. jaguida

      Good afternoon-
      I apologize for the delay. I am happy to assist you but it is best to discuss offline.. What is a good number to reach you at?

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  2. Scott

    I was convicted of a misdemeanor assault and battery in 1984. I had a LTC during the 1990’s but i let it expire. When i recently applied for a LTC i was denied because of the 1984 conviction. It was not domestic in nature. I would like to have my rights restored if possible in Massachusetts. Also I own a house in Maine and would like to know if I am prohibited federally from buying a firearm there because of the 1984 conviction.

    Thank You!

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    1. jaguida

      Good afternoon –
      I am happy to discuss – this appears to be something that may be addressed by the FLRB. However, I prefer to discuss offline. What is a good number to reach you at?

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  3. jaguida

    Unfortunately the law does allow Chiefs to apply use restrictions to LTCs. Your best bet is to speak with your local and state legislators

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  4. Paul j champagne

    I would like to discuss the matters w u about applieing to get my ltc back after losing it 5 or 6 yrs ago. I no that they can’t refuse me an fid but that’s not good enough for me I have no felonies on record n therefore I feel I shouldn’t have to settle for an fid when it’s my giving right under our constitution to hold an ltc.lpoking forward to hearing from you. Respectively. Paul j champagne.from Templeton ma.

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    1. jaguida

      Good afternoon Mr. Champagne:

      It is generally best that we discuss these matters offline. I can tell you that the Chief’s discretion to deny a license based on suitability applies to both LTCs and FIDs now. The Chief is allowed to use charged conduct and even uncharged conduct. The courts have held that there is no right to the LTC. Please contact my office at your convenience to discuss your matter – 617-383-3652.

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  5. Paul Gagne

    i was denied my non resident LTC due to a Conviction of a misdemeanor punishable by imprisonment for more than two years (includes conviction for OUI after May 27 1994). My offense was a breathalyzer refusal that dates back to 1/3/95 . can I appeal this ? If so what actions do i need to take?

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    1. jaguida

      Good afternoon Mr. Gagne-

      I believe my assistant reached out to get more information. I will be happy to review this matter with you. – J

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