Q: If a felon is in his brothers car and a handgun is found but claimed by brother, does felon get charged ,what happens
A: Possession does not mean ownership. The felon can face additional charges in the situation you describe.
A: The ex-con may be able to beat the rap with brother claiming the firearm, but he will not beat the ride. Cops arrest convicts near guns ... end of story. Just because the brother claims the firearm is not the end all. The system does not have to believe brother ... and brothers lie to help brothers. Prove ownership in non-ex-con brother, and ex-con brother has a chance of walking out of jail one day. Good luck to you both.
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