What will happen if a felon is caught with a shotgun in Louisiana? 2 Answers as of March 02, 2011

What is going to happen to my friend he got stopped today and arrested for having a shotgun that belongs to his brother. He is a felon. What is going to happen?

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Law Office of Craig E. Gibbs
Law Office of Craig E. Gibbs | Craig Gibbs
10 years hard labor.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 3/2/2011
Bloom Legal, LLC
Bloom Legal, LLC | Seth J. Bloom
This is a very serious charge. The specifics of the potential sentences vary based upon the nature of the felony your friend was convicted of (whether or not it was a violent crime); the disposition of his sentence; and the amount of time since his conviction.

As a general rule however, the penalties for this crime are as follows (RS 14:95.1):

Imprisonment at hard labor for not less than 10, nor more than 20 years Fines of not less than $1,000, nor more than $5,000

Due to the potential severity of a conviction of this nature, it is highly advisable for your friend to hire an experienced criminal defense attorney to represent him in this matter.

If you or your friend are seeking representation in this case, we invite you to contact our firm at the information provided on this page for a free case evaluation.
Answer Applies to: Louisiana
Replied: 3/2/2011
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