- October 31, 2013
- Posted by: James White
- Category: Home
Florida law requires everyone who is applying for a concealed weapons permit to undergo a Level 2 background check first. As part of this background check, concealed weapon permit fingerprinting will also be required. Here at Binary Biometrics we make obtaining these fingerprints extremely easy to do with our efficient mobile service that is available in many parts of Florida.
The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services has developed a list of criteria that must be met in order to obtain a weapons permit. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age, a U.S. citizen or lawful resident, and demonstrate competency with a firearm. Once these requirements are met, the department will allow individuals to undergo the final phase of the application process, which involves concealed weapon permit fingerprinting. After running these fingerprints, if an individual shows no unsatisfactory criminal history, the permit will then be granted.
Criminal Reasons for Disqualification
If certain things are revealed during concealed weapon permit background checks, they could automatically disqualify an applicant from receiving a license. Most felony convictions fall into this category, unless firearms rights have been restored in a court of law. Misdemeanors will also disqualify those who have been convicted within the past three years. There should also be at least three years since completion of a sentence for crimes of violence, even if adjudication has been withheld or the sentence was previously suspended.
Other Reasons for Disqualification
In some cases, denial of a permit could be totally unrelated to anything that results from concealed weapon permit fingerprinting. For example, those who have been dishonorably discharged from the Armed Forces may sometimes have their application denied, depending upon the circumstances. Likewise, those with a history of mental illness or drug and alcohol abuse could also be denied.
The Florida Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services imposes a number of fees on those who wish to obtain a concealed weapons permit. The license fee can range from $70 for individuals to $450 for private investigators. Private investigators must also pay an application fee of $50. Concealed weapon permit fingerprinting runs around $42, and can be paid directly to Binary Biometrics at the time they are taken.
Binary Biometrics submits fingerprints digitally, which means there is no need to worry about fingerprint cards getting lost or ruined. They will be submitted to the proper authorities within the Florida Department of Law Enforcement so that a background check can be performed. After that, results are transmitted back to the Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. Since fingerprints are handled digitally at every stage, tracking them between agencies is much easier for everyone involved.
For a number of years, Binary Biometrics has been providing concealed weapon permit fingerprinting for residents of Florida. With service in multiple locations, getting the required fingerprinting done is quick and easy to do. To schedule an appointment, call 1-855-SCAN-MY-5, or visit their website at www.binarybiometrics.com.