First off i would like to say great forum. Now, I have been wanting to get a carrying permit since i boought my firearm back in Jan. There is a class this sat. at my local range and I am thinking about going and signing up . The problem I am having is I dont want to waste my money if i am not going to be approved when I send in my application. I am 21 years old and currently have 3 blemishes on my record, nothing all that serious though. I looked them up on my local government site and this is what i have listed. 1.Charged/Cited Offense(s) / Convicted/Disposition / Date Poss. of Alcohol <21 / Dismissed-Costs to Defendant / 01/29/07 2.Charged/Cited Offense(s) / Convicted/Disposition / Date Consumpt. Alc. < 21 / Dismissed / 01/29/07 3.Charged/Cited Offense(s) / Convicted/Disposition / Date Poss.or Casual Exch. / Dismissed-Costs to Defendant / 12/01/08 My question is does anyone think this would be enough to deny my application. I do not have enough experience with carrying permits and the way they accept/deny to know for sure and the last ting i want to do is shell out $200 to be told no. I know each state is different but if anyone can offer any advice to a fairly new firearms owner is would be greatly appreciated. PS - I know the charges are a little hard to read but i couldnt get them to line up right. they are listed in rows reading top to bottom then left to right. Sorry.