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Q: a felon with a stolen tampered with firearm found in their car, without fingerprints, will they be convicted?

Will a felon, who owns their own vehicle, which nobody else has access to, be convicted of felonies, if a firearm with tampered numbers is found, without fingerprints or dna on the weapon. Say the felon is on state felony probation already.

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Mr. Ryan L Hyde
Mr. Ryan L Hyde
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Exton , PA
  • Licensed in Pennsylvania

A: WIthout discovery the "will I be convicted" question is almost impossible to answer. Finding a firearm in a vehicle under the sole control of a convicted felon is certainly not good. But there are a whole host of issues that could be relevant to the disposition of the case. More troubling is that if you are on State Probation they can violate on a much lower standard that proof beyond a reasonable doubt. Internet help is not what you need. You need an experienced local attorney to go through the discovery with you and try to determine the best course of action. There may very well be defenses that you are missing.

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