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POSSESSION OF A FIREARM BY A CONVICTED FELON

County: Orange

Type of Case/Charge(s): Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon (3 year mandatory minimum), Possession of Ammunition by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Removed Serial Number

Summary: Client was confronted by police who claim he was in actual possession of a loaded firearm that had a scratched off serial number. Because our client is a convicted felon, he was charged with Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, which carries a 3 year mandatory minimum prison sentence, if convicted. Our client was also charged with Possession of Ammunition by a convicted Felon, Carrying a Concealed Firearm, Possession of a Firearm with Altered or Removed Serial Number. Longwell Lawyers prepared for trial by obtaining all discovery, scrutinizing the State’s evidence, taking depositions, investigating our client’s defenses and filing a Motion to Suppress. As a result, the prosecutor agreed to waive the mandatory 3 year prison sentence on count 1 and drop all other counts. Our client chose to forego a hearing and trial and accepted an offer that allowed him to choose either 12 months of probation or 4 months in county jail.

Result: Prison sentence waived and all other counts dropped.