Restrictions on Application for Licence Following Cancellation. Has your licence been cancelled under section 49 of the Firearms Act 1996?
If so, you may be restricted from applying for another licence under section 49A of the Firearms Act 1996.
Section 49A Restrictions on application for licence following cancellation
This section applies if the Chief Commissioner cancels a licence under section 49.
The Chief Commissioner may specify a period of time (not being more than 12 months after the date of cancellation) within which the person who held the licence is not entitled to apply for such a licence.
If the Chief Commissioner does not specify a period, the person who held the licence is not entitled to apply for such a licence for a period of 12 months after the date of cancellation.
- If the person who held the licence applies for the same category of licence, the application is taken to be an application for a new licence and not for the renewal of the licence that was cancelled.
What to do next?
If you believe that your licence has been unfairly cancelled under section 49 of the Firearms Act 1996 and you are now restricted by section 49A, you should contact an experienced criminal lawyer today to explore your options and potentially have your licence reinstated.