- You must be 21 years of age at the time DPS receives the full application. If you are 18 years old and are active military, first thank you for your service, and you are eligible for a license. (Great Texas law, but federal law prevents anyone under 21 years of age from buying a weapon or ammo...go figure)
- You can never have been convicted of violent crime felony, however you may have received deferred adjudication for some non-violent felony crimes (theft, auto theft, etc) and be eligible after 10 years from date of conviction. Burglary does fall into the violent crime category.
- You can not have been convicted of a class A or B misdemeanor within the last 5 years.
- You can not have been convicted of the class C misdemeanor "disorderly conduct" in the last 5 years.
- You can not have been found by a court to be in default on any state, county or city taxes, however as long as you are making payments, even if you were in default, you may be eligible.
- You can not have been found by a court to be in default on child support, however as long as you are making payments, even if you were in default, you may be eligible.
- You can not presently be charged with a: 1)felony, 2)class A or B misdemeanor, 3)class C misdemeanor (disorderly conduct).
- You can not be currently under a court protective order or subject to a restraining order for domestic violence.
- You cannot have made any material misrepresentation, or failed to disclose any material fact, in an application submitted to DPS.
- You cannot have been convicted twice within the last 10 years for any class B misdemeanor, or greater, involving the use of alcohol or a controlled substance.
- You cannot be a fugitive from justice, a chemically dependent person, or a person of unsound mind.
and surprisingly enough...