So on Saturday i logged onto the applicant portal and saw that after nearly 200 days of waiting for my CCL that it was denied. I haven't gotten anything in the mail saying why yet. About 2 weeks ago my FOID renewal went from pending to active so as far as i know my FOID is still good.
I did get a DUI in cook co in 2017 and had to attend drug/alcohol treatment because of it. So im assuming thats what caused the denial. (Attended residental or court ordered drug/alcohol treatment within 5 last years)
I figured that since it was my first DUI that it fell under the DUI category and assumed i was ok... Apparently not. I see ALOT of people have had the same problem.
My question is, once the 5 years is up/past, how do i go about re-applying? Do i need to appeal it now for any reason? Is there a way to clear the denial once the 5 years is up?
Im assuming that they are counting it from the day i completed treatment. Which dragged out into 2018 through a very long program called ACRA. I also stayed with a counselor afterwards just because i liked having a counselor to vent to every month so im praying they arent counting that as well. So if it is the last day of ACRA they are going off of, i have about 2 years until i can re-apply.
Thanks in advance.
Im an Army veteran and and seeing "denied" in those big red letters was a serious heartbreak. My stomach was turning all night and it made me feel like I was in trouble or that the state/country I love was against me. Im glad to have found this community and I really am looking forward to being a part of it.