Originally Posted by twinm-60guy
jing you should have no problem since it was taken care of . the atf will more than likely call you and quiz you a little but just tell them the truth and don't make them ask something you should just give up freely(info). owning class 3 is a privledge and a lot of responsiablillty comes with it . they can search your home with out a search warrant anytime even if your not home . no big deal as long as you stay on the straight and norrow.most of them love their job and think it is a good thing that we can own them . a few don't under stand and are just drawing a ck.
BATF CANNOT search your house without a warrant, ever.
If your record was expunged, that means a state appointed or elected judge ordered all records (affidavit, officer's report, statements, anything in a case file) destroyed. That would mean the arresting department, court and state/county/city attorney's office would destroy documentation.
However, if you were CONVICTED of the crime, it will most likely still show up on a state criminal records check. It will almost surely show up on a national NCIC record check as well. You are merely a name, DOB and SSN plugged into a computer. Nationally maintained computer records of convictions are not removed.