What could be the charges for a felon who was caught with a gun possession of marijuana and ecstasy pills? 11 Answers as of July 17, 2013

What could be the charges for a felon who was caught with a gun possession and marijuana and ecstasy pills? How much time could he be facing? Home raided also search and seized items.

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Leonard A. Kaanta, P.C. | Leonard A. Kaanta
Possibly 10 years on the felon in possession charge.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 10/1/2012
Timothy J. Thill P.C.
Timothy J. Thill P.C. | Timothy J. Thill
If you are a felon, you probably are facing some prison time. As a felon, you are not to possess a firearm, at least that is the law in Illinois. How much time you get depends on the weight of the drugs recovered as well as your criminal background, which already has a felony conviction. You better retain counsel immediately, he may be able to get a disposition of the case more favorable to you.
Answer Applies to: Illinois
Replied: 10/1/2012
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg
Law Office of Eric Sterkenburg | Eric Sterkenburg
Possession of a firearm by addicts or felons is a violation of PC 12021(a)(1) and is punishable by 16 months, two years or three years. Possession of a controlled substance is a violation of H&S 11350(a) and is punishable by 16 months, two years or three years. Possession of a controlled substance while in possession of a loaded firearm is a violation of H&S 11370.1 and is punishable by two years, three years or four years.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 10/1/2012
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC
Musilli Brennan Associates PLLC | John F Brennan
You will know at the arraignment, but they are potentially very serious with significant jail time.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 7/17/2013
Michael Breczinski
Michael Breczinski | Michael Breczinski
The main charge would be felon in possession of a firearm. This carries up to 5 years in prison. He needs a good lawyer.
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Replied: 9/28/2012
    Law Offices of John Carney
    Law Offices of John Carney | John Carney
    If you are a convicted felon you will be charged with felony possession od a weapon, possession of a controlled substance as a felony or misdemeanor, and possession with intent to sell possibly which is a B felony that carries 1-9 years in prison. If you are a second violent offense offender or second felony offender it is a mandatory prison sentence. The possession of a weapon might make you ineligible for shock incarceration or alternate sentencing and the prosecutors do not usually reduce gun charges. The average sentence would probably be 3 years or more. If the warrant was illegal or they cannot prove that the guns or drugs were yours you may not be convicted. You should retain a criminal lawyer to get the best possible disposition. If you are a felon you knew that having a gun was going to mean a long prison term and you probably got raided because you were selling drugs from that location.
    Answer Applies to: New York
    Replied: 9/28/2012
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A
    R. Jason de Groot, P.A | R. Jason de Groot
    Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of controlled substances. He is probably facing many years in prison and needs to hire a private attorney.
    Answer Applies to: Florida
    Replied: 9/28/2012
    Lawrence Lewis
    Lawrence Lewis | Lawrence Lewis, PC
    The charges? (1) VGCSA - possession or PWID marijuana; (2) VGCSA - possession or PWID ecstacy; (3) possession of a firearm by a convicted felon; and (4) possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony. You could be facing up to 40 years in prison, but depending on your record, you will probably only be looking at 7-10 years. Good luck.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia
    Replied: 9/28/2012
    Andersen Law PLLC
    Andersen Law PLLC | Craig Andersen
    It depends on his felony record. Some old convictions may wash out and not count. More recent convictions will count toward his offender score. An offender score is calculated by adding qualifying convictions with the current offenses. That gives a standard sentencing range. Mandatory minimum enhancements are added on after the standard range. Here, the defendant will be charged with two counts of PCS, Unlawful possession of a firearm and there will be a 19-month mandatory enhancement for the gun. In terms of possible defenses, your friend should look at the circumstances of the search, unwitting possession and general
    Answer Applies to: Washington
    Replied: 9/28/2012
    Steven Alpers | Steven Alpers
    You can be facing a substantial prison sentence depending on your past record.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/27/2012
    Attorney at Law | Michael P. Vollandt
    Up to 3 years on the felon with a gun for starters. Probably in the area of 2 years in prison.
    Answer Applies to: California
    Replied: 9/27/2012
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