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UNLAWFUL POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Prohibited Person in Possession of a Firearm

Unlawful possession of a firearm in Minnesota is a very serious offense.  If you’re accused of being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, our Minnesota criminal defense lawyers can help. We’ve successfully defended gun cases in the past.

Our Minnesota criminal defense attorneys can advise you when it’s best to fight the charge or perhaps negotiate with the prosecutor.

THERE ARE STATE AND FEDERAL PROHIBITIONS ON THE POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

State or Federal laws may prohibit you from possessing a firearm. You do not have to be a convicted felon in order to be prohibited from possessing a firearm. Perhaps the most common misdemeanor crime that can prevent you from possessing a firearm is a Minnesota domestic assault.  

Other circumstances, such as being convicted of the gross misdemeanor offenses of committing a crime for the benefit of a gang, assault motivated by bias, false imprisonment, child endangerment, child neglect, fourth degree burglary, setting a spring gun, riot, or stalking, can also prohibit you from possessing a firearm in Lakeville.

FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM

Being a felon in possession of a firearm in Minnesota can trigger a lengthy prison sentence. In most cases, the law presumes conviction for being a felon in possession of a firearm mandates a minimum five-year prison sentence and could carry a maximum penalty of 15 years in prison.

CONTACT US

Our Lakeville Minnesota criminal defense lawyers can help you fight a charge of prohibited person in possession of a firearm or felon in possession of a firearm. Our defense attorneys have successfully helped clients avoid the five-year mandatory prison sentences. If you are charged with being a prohibited person in possession of a firearm, contact us today at 651-222-6603 to schedule a free consultation.

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John T. Arechigo, Esq.

Attorney John Arechigo has a passion for criminal defense.  He devotes nearly 100% of his practice to defending individuals charged with a crime. John offers what very few other Twin Cities criminal defense lawyers can offer. His combination of experience, success, connections, resources, accessibility, and complete handling of a client’s file sets him apart from his colleagues.

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