Brunswick, ME asked in Criminal Law for Maine

Q: Whats the max penilty for 2 class b felony charges of theft of a firearm and gun possession

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Luke Rioux
Luke Rioux
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Portland, ME
  • Licensed in Maine

A: The maximum sentence for class B felony charges is 10 years in prison. If both charges stem from the same criminal act (stealing the gun and then possessing the same gun) then the sentences would need to be concurrent, meaning you might get 10 years on each but they are served at the same time. If you are felon already and you possessed the gun, that can be a state or federal crime. It sounds like the state offense is the one charged. The federal sentence would depend on a detailed analysis of the federal sentencing guideline range.

Article on Maine Sentencing Laws

Article on federal firearms prohibitions

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