Hi all...new member here and I'm excited to join such an informative forum. I just paid my $150 fee to the Rockland Co. Clerks Office to begin the process of acquiring my pistol permit. I will call on Mon. morning to make my appointment for fingerprinting at the Rockland Co. Sheriff's office...and was told by the clerk's office that I should report for the firearm safety class on
May 30th, 2013. It seems a little far off...but I assume that's the nearest available opening.
My question has to do with the "certificate of disposition" for any prior arrests. I am 42 years old now but when I was 20 and still in college...I was arrested twice (both for underage drinking), once here in Rockland and once up in Rhode Island. The local court clerk said they should be able to give me one for the Rockland incident, but after a few phone calls...Rhode Island is saying they have no record of my incident on file. It definitely occurred, albeit 21 years ago...but my question is...will they process my application without the certificate of disposition from RI if I explain it thoroughly? I'm just wondering if anyone on the forum from Rockland has run into this problem, regarding a long ago minor arrest and then seeking a permit at a much later time...with no certificate of disposition.
Thank you to anyone who might have some information and I look forward to being a part of the forum.