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Q&A Series: Firearms

I’m ineligible to have a gun, but I’m charged with possessing one – how much time am I facing?

Simply being charged with possessing a firearm while ineligible does not ensure prison time. There may be many possible factual and legal challenges to the State’s charge that could potentially result in suppression of evidence or a dismissal. However, with a guilty plea or verdict, certainly jail or prison time is a possibility with these types of cases. The length of jail or prison time depends on number of factors and one’s unique circumstances.

For a free consultation about your situation, call attorney Eric Bain at 612.206.3767.