Before I start this post, I ask that no one pass judgment on me. I have never committed a crime, nor have I ever had the inclination to do such a thing. I am, and always have been a law abiding citizen. If you come here and have the idea to post hateful things, or pass judgment on me, then I suggest you go elsewhere to post. Thank you. Back at the start of 2005, I was seeing a woman that I worked with. This woman has children, and the children and I got along great. The woman and I had been seeing each other for a few month, and one day, while on the phone with someone, asked me if I wanted to "move in and pay half the bills". I was unsure, but told her I would consider it. A couple of hours later, we went to work. Late that night, the woman got a phone call, with someone telling her one of her children "said something". We went to her home that night, where I stayed. I went home the next day to handle some personal business, and while I was away, the woman called me and told me what the child allegedly said. I am sure, being intelligent people, you can see where this is all going. After all of this, I cut all ties with this woman. Months after this, the inept police department contacted me and the shorty story is that I was arrested on three felony counts from this. All three counts were some of the worst crimes one can be arrested for, and I do not wish to go too in-depth with it. Again, I am sure most of you can figure out what the charges were. To say I was devastated would be an understatement, but luckily I have a great support system in my family and currently girlfriend. I know this has turned out to be a rather long story, but I will truncate this. After my arrest, I heard nothing from the local government and I have never, ever been indicted, much the less convicted. The DA never even took my case to a Grand Jury. I mean, why the hell not? These are serious crimes and the only thing that upsets me more than being accessed of harming a child is the fact that the DA does not seem interested in bringing these cases into court. According to information obtained from the DA's office, the statue of limitations has run out(I do not believe it has) and that they are have dismissed the case. This was back in 2006 or 2007. I am not sure if they have dead docketed it, or if the charges have really been dismissed. With the horrible way this case was handled, I would not be surprised of anything at this point. My question is whether or not I could even obtain a license to carry a firearm? My attorneys, who have not given me any real assistance, despite being payed a heft sum of money. Their approach is for me to bury my head in the sand. The problem is: I cannot do this. I did not do this and I do not deserve to be treated as if I have. In my opinion, the woman's family did not want me to move in, so their response was to scare her out of being around me, instead of handling this in an appropriate way. Being accused of harming a child less than 12 hours after being asked to move in has the same odds at winning a $300 million lottery...twice. Anyways, this is not the place to argue about this. I just want to know what I need to do about getting cleared to obtain my GWL. Should I trust the DA's office? I did apply for my license already. I did this about three weeks ago, but I have yet to hear anything back. I answered on the application that I had no pending cases against me, since the printed information I have said the statue ran and the DA's office would not pursue the case. Have I just donated $75 to the county and State of Georgia, or will my license application be held, pending the adjudication of this case? I know many of you are probably not lawyers, but I just need some free advice. I know that a few of you might form opinions about me(thought I hope you do not), in respect to the information I have given you. Just know that, everyone that knows me know that I did not do any of this. Thanks.