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Felon In Possession


Miami-Dade Resident Convicted for Being a Felon in Possession of a Firearm After Shooting A Man Outside A Miami Gardens’ Convenience Store

Following a three-day jury trial, a Miami-Dade resident pled guilty in federal court to being a felon in possession of a firearm after shooting a man in front of a convenience store in Miami Gardens.


Felon in Possession of Firearm

It’s a Federal crime under 18 USC § 922(g) for anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce.

Felon in Possession of a Firearm is a serious offense, and a conviction generally results in a sentence of up to ten (10) years imprisonment and an applicable fine.  However, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, if a Defendant violates § 922(g) and has three previous convictions for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on occasions different from one another, such person shall be fined and imprisoned for not less than fifteen (15) years. See 18 USC § 924(e)(1).

If You Have Been Charged with Felon in Possession of a Firearm

If you have been charged with felon in possession of a firearm, first these charges are likely to have been filed in a federal court.  In the event you have been accused of a federal crime, it is critical that you seek the advice and counsel of a lawyer that is experienced in federal criminal law and in federal criminal court.  While many lawyers practice in the field of criminal defense, very few are experienced in defending federal criminal charges in federal criminal court.  Deric Zacca is an experienced federal criminal defense lawyer who has handled over 100 federal criminal cases.  Call him today for an initial consultation.