Indianapolis, IN asked in Criminal Law and DUI / DWI for Tennessee

Q: Say someone gets pulled over and they find a firearm in the car and they are a felon how much time are they facing in Te

Plus they had coke and weed with an open container

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Marcus Lipham
Marcus Lipham
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Jackson, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: If charged by the state the severity of the charge is based on the original felony (what the person was originally convicted of to become a felon). Secondly we need to know if "the feds" are picking up the case and the amount of coke and weed. There is a federal enhancement called the "trigger lock" law that can greatly increase the length of a jail sentence in cases where firearms and drugs are both involved.

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