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Possession of Firearms by Convicted Felon

Possession of Firearms by a Convicted Felon

Marietta Criminal Defense Attorney

Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is a serious offense in Georgia. If you've been arrested for this crime, you are at risk for harsh penalties. Ensuring that you have competent legal representation is a must if you wish to obtain the best result. With more than 22 years of experience in criminal defense in the Marietta area, I have the knowhow, the legal skills, and the professional relationships that can help. The sooner you contact me at Stahlman Law PC, the sooner I can get to work investigating your circumstances and the state's evidence to help devise your best defense options. As your Marietta criminal defense lawyer, I will work vigorously on your behalf to help achieve an outcome that will have the minimum impact on your life.

Georgia Law Regarding Firearms Possession for Felons

Possession of firearms by a convicted felon is described under Title 16, Section 16-11-131 of Georgia law. The law states that anyone who is on probation as a felony first offender or anyone who has been convicted of a felony by a court in the U.S. or in a foreign nation who receives, possesses, or transports a firearm is guilty of a felony. The penalty for a conviction of this offense is a prison term of one to five years.

If the previous felony conviction was a forcible felony, the penalty given is the maximum under the law. A forcible felony is one in which threat of force or use of force or violence against another person occurred. Forcible felonies occur in such crimes as murder, burglary, robbery, kidnapping, and similar offenses. Those with previous forcible felony convictions who attempt to purchase or transfer a firearm will be charged with this new crime as a felony punishable by five years in prison.

Ensuring that your legal rights are protected and that you have a competent legal defense for this felony charge is vital. Your freedom and future are at stake. 

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