The Self-Defense Act prohibits individuals with pending charges and/or convictions for certain offenses from having a license. In addition to felony offenses, the following misdemeanor offenses are specifically listed in statute:
a. assault and battery, which caused serious physical injury to the victim, or any second or subsequent assault and battery conviction;
b. aggravated assault and battery;
d. a violation relating to the Protection from Domestic Abuse Act, or any violation of a victim protection order of another state;
e. any conviction relating to illegal drug use or possession; or
f. an act of domestic abuse or domestic assault and battery.
In addition, you are ineligible if you have two or more convictions for public intoxication until 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence.
You are also ineligible for 3 years from the date of the completion of the last sentence if you have 2 or more convictions for Driving Under the Influence and/or Intoxication unless you provide a certified statement from a licensed physician stating that you are not in need of substance abuse treatment.
You can also be denied if you have significant character defects evidenced by a misdemeanor criminal record indicating habitual criminal activity.