Obtaining a Concealed Carry Weapons Permit (CCW) in Denver means you are lawfully able to carry a concealed handgun with you. However, you can be denied a CCW if you have had problems with alcohol abuse or been convicted of a DUI. If you have been denied a Concealed Carry Permit in Denver, Jefferson County or any other part of Colorado because of alcohol abuse, contact one of our firearms' attorneys immediately.
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Obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit in Douglas and Adams County: Restrictions with Alcohol Abuse and Mental Health Problems
To obtain a Concealed Carry Permit issued by a sheriff in Douglas or Adams County, you must meet many requirements. Some of these requirements include not having “chronically and habitually used alcoholic beverages to the extent that your normal faculties are impaired” or not being “an unlawful user of or addicted to a controlled substance”. According to C.R.S. 18-12-202(3), chronically and habitually using alcohol beverages to the extent your normal faculties are impaired means you've been committed as an alcoholic, or within the past ten years, you've had two or more alcohol-related convictions. It also means you've had your license revoked related to a misdemeanor alcohol-related conviction. For example, let's say you've gotten 3 DUI convictions within the past ten years. A Douglas or Adams County sheriff can deny you a CCW because of this. Similar restrictions exist for those who have had mental health problems in the past.
Concealed Carry Permit Lawyer in Arapahoe County: Options if Denied a Concealed Carry Permit
If you were unable to obtain a Concealed Carry Permit, or Concealed Handgun permit in Arapahoe County because you were committed as an alcoholic or received a DUI, your criminal defense lawyer may still be able to help you obtain a Concealed Handgun permit and argue your case at a judicial review. If you can provide an affidavit signed by a professional counselor or addiction counselor, stating you've been evaluated and determined to be a recovering alcoholic who has refrained from alcohol use for at least three years, you may be able to get a Concealed Carry Permit. It is always wise to work with a knowledgeable firearms lawyer if you've been denied a CCW due to substance abuse. Our firearms attorneys know what a judge is looking for in a CCW case, and can argue the sheriff's case against you. Call the O'Malley Law Office today if you would like more information about obtaining a Concealed Carry Permit in Colorado. There is also an intermediate step of appealing a Sheriff's denial, before seeking appellate review by a judge.
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If you or a loved one has been denied a Concealed Carry Permit in Colorado, be smart and exercise your right to remain silent. Then, contact the best firearms attorneys at the O'Malley Law Office for a free consultation at 303-830-0880. Together, we can protect your future.Request a Free Consultation
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