A friend was just denied a gun purchase because of a midemeanor d.v. record. He is a lifelong GA resident and was unaware of the law (which is how I ended up finding this website) If I am interpreting the law right, after 5 years he is eligible without restriction, prior to that he has to go to the court of conviction and make some kind of request. (expungement?) Can someone clarify this for me and tell me the odds of a successful plea?