Felon in Possession of a Weapon
If you have previously been convicted of a felony, you may be prosecuted as a Felon in Possession of a Weapon. It is important to know that the definition of the word “felony” is key here: a felony for purposes of a Felon in Possession charge includes any crime punishable by more than one year prison time.
Whether or not you received jail time on your prior conviction is irrelevant in this context. Similarly, even if your prior conviction was called a misdemeanor under state law, if your potential punishment was more than one year in jail, then you could face serious penalties for being a Felon in Possession of a Weapon.
Please contact Williams & Walsh, LLC, if you find yourself facing this charge-we are here to help!