I was wondering if anyone here had any experience with TASC probation and the FOID/CCL process.
In 2011, when I was 18, I was arrested for a few drug crimes that would have otherwise resulted in felony convictions. But I was able to go on the TASC probation program in lieu of a conviction.
"Under Illinois law, nonviolent criminal defendants who have substance use disorders may be eligible to be sentenced to probation with behavioral health treatment and TASC instead of prison or jail. To receive these services, defendants should request a TASC assessment through their judge, probation officer, public defender, or private attorney. Defendants must plead guilty and agree to follow the instructions of the court, the treatment programs, and TASC. TASC provides case management, and places and monitors adult men and women, who are mandated to TASC, in community health and recovery support programs. In addition, the agency provides similar case management for probationers identified post-sentencing with substance use, mental health and/or co-occurring disorders who are referred by probation." (https://goo.gl/XB0YeH)
So basically, TASC probation is a special program in which non violent drug/alcohol offenders have a chance to complete a special kind of probation in order to prevent their charges ending up as convictions.
For those of you who don't know, we can refer to this article to find out what counts as a criminal conviction in Illinois (https://goo.gl/d9M0pk):
"Convictions always include a finding of guilt. Typically, you’ll have some sort of sentence attached to a conviction, such as:
Supervision that you do not successfully complete
Time considered “served”
Regular probation (other than 710, 1410 or TASC probation)
Here are my questions guys:
Does anyone here have any experience with TASC probation and the FOID/CCL process?
Can the ISP deny me a FOID card even though I was technically never convicted?
Since I never had my record expunged, will the arrest record still show up when ISP runs my name, and will this preclude me from getting a FOID card?
Will my arrest record show up on background checks at an FFL, even though I was never convicted? And would this be grounds to deny me a sale?
I'm wondering all this because I applied for my FOID card 2 and a half weeks ago and it's still "under review" according to the ISP website, and this is the only possible thing that could possibly cause a hold up.