Asked in Criminal Law and Constitutional Law for Mississippi

Q: Mississippi laws if someone gave me a stolen gun for self defense after I was beaten but I didn't know it was stolen

And the guy who gave it to me for protection apparently never used his real name with me so I cannot be much help with catching him what kind of time am I most likely facing? Or what can I do to help my case?

1 Lawyer Answer
Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Madison, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: The biggest thing you need to do is get with a lawyer ASAP. There are lots of details that go into mounting a defense in situations like this. I can imagine that you were either arrested or indicted as being in possession of stolen property or of a stolen firearm; however, there are many defenses to these charges, all of which require a thorough review of the facts and circumstances leading to the charges.

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