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#1 Ash2323

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Posted 19 March 2018 - 10:25 PM

Has anyone appealed a revoked foid and actually won??? Its been over 200 days and still no response this state is bull****....everytime i call isp all i get is its under review there is no time frame, just wait....sick of waiting this **** is taking too long and on top of that i drive a tow truck on a daily basis and i am not always in the safest neighborhoods....curious to hear if anyone wonnand how long it took

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 06:44 AM

Has anyone appealed a revoked foid and actually won??? Its been over 200 days and still no response this state is bull****....everytime i call isp all i get is its under review there is no time frame, just wait....sick of waiting this **** is taking too long and on top of that i drive a tow truck on a daily basis and i am not always in the safest neighborhoods....curious to hear if anyone wonnand how long it took

 

Yeah people win all the time. The only problem is that they take forever to rule on your application (I think they do this intentionally). But hey I'll tell you this, if you get arrested or run into any other criminal issues they will send you a response (rejection) immediately. Its such a coincidence.  



#3 Molly B.

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 09:56 AM

Yep, lots of people win their appeals.  When did you submit yours?

 

Have you PM'd  your full legal name, FOID number and reason for the revocation to me?


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#4 Penumbra1811

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 10:06 AM

It's going on four months for me for my appeal. I called too and they say it's under review. Mine is not a revoked card though mine is for felony convictions over 20 years ago.

#5 Ash2323

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 12:04 PM

Molly thank you for always looking out yes you have sent an inquiry for me before I appealed August 19th 2017 and still have not herd anything everytime i call all they say is its still under review and there is no time frame on it just wait smfh

#6 abxy007

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 03:06 PM

Good Afternoon
Same thing here. I submitted my appeal on March 20, 2018. 2 months later,the same thing..."its still under review and there is no timeline". Does anyone know a round about time that it takes?

#7 Molly B.

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Posted 24 May 2018 - 04:14 PM

Good Afternoon
Same thing here. I submitted my appeal on March 20, 2018. 2 months later,the same thing..."its still under review and there is no timeline". Does anyone know a round about time that it takes?

 

 

We're seeing 6 mos. to a year or more, depending on the type of appeal.  We object to the long delays and have voiced our objections many times and at many levels.


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Posted 25 May 2018 - 09:25 AM

My FOID appeal took exactly 180 days and a friend's appeal took a year. Both of our appeals were because of the same case in 1997. Molly B. made inquiries on both of our appeals and both of us also got our state representatives offices involved. It took too long to get the appeals ruled on but we were both able to win our appeals.
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  • 08 Jan 2015 - Applied for FOID
  • 27 Jan 2015 - FOID denied
  • 29 Jan 2015 - Appealed FOID denial
  • 07 July 2015 - Received FOID card
  • Total days - 180 days
  • 27 May 2016 - Applied w/prints
  • 06 June 2016 - QC Verified
  • 08 June 2016 - TCN invalid
  • 13 June 2016 - TCN valid
  • 20 June 2016 - Approved
  • 27 June 2016 - Active
  • 29 June 2016 - Received CCL in the mail
  • Total days - 33 days
 
 

#9 abxy007

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Posted 31 May 2018 - 09:41 AM

Thanks again for the info. Im gonna pm Molly again.

#10 abxy007

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 06:41 PM

FOID CARD ACTIVE STATUS - Just won my appeal on Thursday!!!! (6/14/18) Cant wait for the card to come in the mail!!!! Thanks I.C. Family for your support!!!!



#11 Ash2323

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:28 PM

How long did the appeal take and what was it for if you dont mind me asking

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 04:08 PM

FOID CARD ACTIVE STATUS - Just won my appeal on Thursday!!!! (6/14/18) Cant wait for the card to come in the mail!!!! Thanks I.C. Family for your support!!!!

Glad to hear you won your appeal! 


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Is strong enough to take everything you have.

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#13 abxy007

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:05 PM

FOID CARD ACTIVE STATUS - Just won my appeal on Thursday!!!! (6/14/18) Cant wait for the card to come in the mail!!!! Thanks I.C. Family for your support!!!!

Glad to hear you won your appeal!
Thanks fam

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:06 PM

How long did the appeal take and what was it for if you dont mind me asking


I put it in the mail certified on March 26 2018. It came back active, 6/14/2018.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 01:34 PM

How long did the appeal take and what was it for if you dont mind me asking

Felony Appeal....pm me for details.

I put it in the mail certified on March 26 2018. It came back active, 6/14/2018.


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Posted 20 June 2018 - 11:41 PM

I have had a foid card for around 50 years. I just reapplied and was denied. After 8 weeks I finally get a letter, (after several phone calls) stating I was convicted of a felony (1989) 29 years ago in Iowa. Even though Ive had my foid card reissued 2 times since. It stated I was convicted of a class C felony. To which I have never been charge or convicted of such an offense. Ive hired a attorney (because I have no clue how to prove something from that long ago) and he has got my record which proves that I only had a misdemeanor for possession was fined $300 and that was it. I didnt even have to appear in court. Just pay the fine. I was never charged at any time with a felony and my attorney is trying to find out where theyre getting their information from? Of course they (ISP) have not responded as of yet. They dont seem to care if their facts are correct or not and dont give you a chance to prove them wrong without a very long drawn out appeal. My question is what can I expect to resolve this false accusation and restore my foid card and is there any quicker way to prove the truth?

#17 Molly B.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:06 AM

There could be a problem if the penalty could have been more than a year in jail, even if you were not sentenced to a year.

Did the denial letter quote which statue caused the revocation? Did it tell you to file an appeal with the ISP or Circuit Court?
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Posted 21 June 2018 - 07:53 AM

Yes it came with the appeal papers and no statute. Just said charged with a class C felony. When I got my Iowa criminal report information it gave the statute of IA204.401.3 which states.

Section 204.401(3) makes possession of a controlled substance, subject to the enumerated exceptions therein, unlawful. As material here it provides:

"* * * Any person who violates this subsection is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be punished by imprisonment in the county jail for not to exceed one year, or by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars or both such imprisonment and fine. * * *. All or any part of a sentence imposed pursuant to this section may be suspended and the person placed upon probation under such terms and conditions as the court may impose including the active participation by such person in a drug treatment, rehabilitation or educational program approved by the court."

At no point was I ever charged with a felony and there was no bond set, no time served or implied, and no probation or stipulation set just the fine. My attorney cost more,($500) than the fine ($300) and that was the last I ever heard of it again until now.

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Posted 21 June 2018 - 08:22 AM

I’m meant to say the letter said (convicted of a class C felony) not charged. As I stated earlier I have had my foid renewed twice since this happened in 1989 and have had back ground checks done on several purchases I have made. That’s why it makes no sense. At no point at any time has it ever been questioned or brought up.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 10:38 AM

I was just wanting to know if anyone else has had this happen to them and if so what they did about straightening it out. I’ve done a lot of searching and have not found anything except courts records to be incorrect, but the records seem to be correct. The only thing I can come up with is the ISP read the wrong statute. I’m sorry Molly B. for ranting it’s just I can’t find anything out there on this matter and short of what I’m doing now. Looks like it’s going to be a long drawn out deal and it shouldn’t be that way. I’m in no way trying to lighten what happened 29 years ago. It was stupid, but was never labeled a felony or even charged under that statute.

#21 Molly B.

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Posted 22 June 2018 - 11:04 AM

These old convictions have been coming up and causing FOIDs/CCLs to be revoked because of a lot of courts convrting their records to digital files, then they turn up in background checks.  So your FOID may have been renewed in the past but this time this "conviction" shows up, even though it might be in error.

 

I would suggest submitting a Records Challenge Appeal and submit a copy showing this was a misdemeanor with a less than one year penalty.


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#22 freckles70

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Posted 23 June 2018 - 09:48 PM

That’s what I’m in the process of doing now. I believe it is very wrong that they don’t allow for mistakes on their part that can easily be proven without a long drawn out appeal process. My attorney has sent a request for information as to where they are getting their information from, several weeks ago and have yet to receive a answer. It only took Iowa 2 days get get my information of my records. It seems more like a witch hunt on their part and they don’t care if they’re right. I could understand a mistake, but should be a easy fix, but when it took 10 weeks after a denial just to get a letter as to why it was denied and calling no one knows why you were denied or when you’ll get a letter stating the reason making it drag out longer. I love going hunting but until I get this mistake proven (which I have in my hands) it looks like this year is out not to mention the cost on this mistake. I feel their should be a recourse or someone that you could complain to about these problems that they creating or at lease a timely limit that they must respond.




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