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Why Did They Charge Me With Possession Of A Firearm By Felon?

Our top rated firearm by felon lawyers are confronted with this question all of the time, why did they charge me? According to our friends at Garrett, Walker, Aycoth & Olson, Attorneys at Law, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is nothing to play with as there could be ramifications on the state as well as the federal side.

Why did they charge me with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon?

Our top rated firearm lawyers often find that the reason people are charged for firearm by felon is not always because they have the best case in the world. Typically, this charge is to get someone off of the street and to put them into custody so they can seize yet another gun. Local police precincts keep track of the number of firearm arrests as well as the number of guns seized. This data is important, but let’s think about this logically, if they keep track of these numbers, do police know this information and are they making arrests to keep the numbers up?

Firearm by felon charges, what’s involved?

It’s important to note that it’s not ownership of a firearm by a felon, but rather, there’s a charge for being in possession of a firearm by felon. Let’s say a friend of yours left their gun in your car. The gun is not your gun and it’s on the passenger floorboard. Police stop your car due to a tail light being out and then the officer sees the gun on the floorboard. At that point you’re the only person in the car, and the officer charges you with possession of a firearm by felon. We know, it’s not your gun, but remember, it’s not ownership, it’s possession. You may say that you didn’t know the gun was there, or that it was even left in the car, but law enforcement may infer from the circumstances that with it being in plain view on the floor of your car that you knew it was present. Knowledge alone isn’t enough to convict you but it goes a long way.

Who should I speak with if I’m charged with possession of a firearm by felon?

Firearm by felon charges are nothing to play around with, and we recommend you speak with a top rated firearm by felon lawyer that can handle possession of a firearm by felon cases. Look for a law firm that has an excellent reputation for handling these cases.

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