An SAS sniper is waiting to hear whether he has succeeded in an appeal against convictions for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition.
Three appeal judges said they aimed to make a ruling on Danny Nightingale's case later today, after hearing evidence at a Court of Appeal hearing in London.
Sergeant Nightingale, 38, of Crewe, Cheshire, was sentenced to 18 months' military detention by a judge sitting in a military court in early November 2012 - after admitting illegally possessing a Glock 9mm pistol and more than 300 rounds of ammunition.
An SAS sniper jailed for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition said he is hopeful of persuading the Court of Appeal to overturn his convictions.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale said "I'm hopeful," as he arrived for today's hearing. "Always hopeful."
SAS sniper Danny Nightingale was jailed last year for illegally possessing a gun, he said he had forgotten about.
Although he was later freed from jail, his conviction still stands, and today Danny will appear at the Court of Appeal in an attempt to clear his name.
Speaking to Daybreak, his wife Sally said: "I'm half expecting a retrial to be honest. If I think that way then it can't be so hard when it comes."
Thanking the public for their support, she added, "we still get letters, we still get messages on Facebook, through Twitter, and the support that's been going on leading up to this appeal has been massive as well. It really pushes us forward."
The Court of Appeal concluded in late November that Danny Nightingale's sentence was too harsh. Three appeal judges cut the term to 12 months, said it should be suspended, and ordered Sgt Nightingale's release.
Lawyers representing Sergeant Nightingale, 38, are today scheduled to try to quash the conviction at another Court of Appeal hearing in London.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale will try to clear his name at an appeal against his conviction today.
The SAS sniper was jailed for 18 months in November for illegally possessing a pistol, but released three weeks later after appealing his sentence.
At the time, Sgt Nightingale, from Crewe, Cheshire, vowed to clear his name.
His appeal will be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice in London.
Sergeant Danny Nightingale's lawyer Simon McKay tweeted to say:
Conference last night with William Clegg QC: Sgt Nightingale will be proceeding with appeal against conviction. Timescale, circa 12 weeks
Sergeant Danny Nightingale, an SAS sniper freed from jail after a court appeal, is "delighted and optimistic" after meeting his legal team to discuss the next step in the battle to clear his name.
Sgt Nightingale was handed an 18-month custodial sentence in November for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition but was released three weeks later after appealing against his sentence.
His family is hoping to also appeal against the conviction and clear his name, and yesterday the father of two met lawyers to discuss plans for the new appeal.
At a meeting in London, which Sgt Nightingale attended with his father Humphrey, the SAS sniper was told there was a "a high degree of confidence" his convictions would be quashed, his lawyer Simon McKay said today.
Solicitor-advocate Mr McKay said: "We had a positive conference with William Clegg QC and I will now be taking steps to notify the Court of Appeal that my client wishes to proceed with his appeal against conviction."
Sergeant Danny Nightingale has returned to work today after being released from jail last week.
Talking to BBC Breakfast, his wife Sally said he had been put back on the payroll but would now have to undergo tests regarding a brain injury which affected his memory.
The SAS sniper was released after having his conviction illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition overturned by three appeal judges.
SAS sniper Danny Nightingale is enjoying his first weekend at home after being released from jail following his appeal victory.
The 37-year-old received a hero's return as he arrived back at his home in Crewe late last night, with family and friends gathered alongside a large "Welcome Back" banner.
Sergeant Nightingale told reporters he would spend the weekend with his family before renewing the fight to clear his name.
Sgt Nightingale was originally given 18 months' military detention for illegally possessing a pistol and ammunition, before three appeal judges cut the term to a suspended 12 months on Thursday, prompting his release.
SAS Sergeant Danny Nightingale, who was freed after having his 18-month sentence for illegally possessing a gun reduced on appeal, has told ITV News that he held onto the weapon for so long because of "the hectic pace of life."
He said: "I'd just brought my best friend home in a coffin. It was an emotional period."
ITV News correspondent Geraint Vincent reports: