OK, I need a little help in advising a friend about his chances on getting a GFL issued. He was in Florida a while back with his wife and, due to limited room availability, was staying in a hotel in a rougher section of town. Once they got settled in their room, his wife asked him to go get some ice from the ice machine. Since it was unfamiliar surroundings and the ice machine was at the other end of the complex, he put his pocket pistol in his shorts pocket and went to get the ice. On the way there an undercover cop that was there trying to bust hookers noticed the gun printing in his pocket and arrested him for "concealed carry without a permit", a felony offense in Florida. They took his gun and carted him off to jail. His wife bailed him out and they got a lawyer who managed to have the charges reduced to a misdemeanor in a plea deal. So he now has a misdemeanor conviction in Florida for "concealed deadly weapon". Now my two questions to y'all are as follows. 1. He now has applied for his GFL. With this misdemeanor being the only thing on his record, can the Probate Judge deny his application? 2. What are the chances of him recovering his pistol from Florida? The gun was passed to him from his father and has some sentimental value.