Felon in Possession of Firearm: Charge Amended and Reduced
Police executed warrant on Defendant’s home upon knowledge and belief he illegally possessed firearm. They discovered a .44 magnum during a search of apartment. Because Defendant had prior felony record with multiple controlled substance convictions, he was charged with being a Felon in Possession of Firearm, which has a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 2 years.
RESULT: Successfully negotiated amendment and reduction of this charge to Unlicensed Possession of a Firearm, which has a mandatory jail sentence of 1 year. Defendant sentenced accordingly.