Atlanta, GA asked in Criminal Law for Georgia

Q: What is the difference in possession of a firearm by con evicted felon and commission of crime by felons by fire arm ?

Change in charge from first to second one above

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Melaney LaGrone
Melaney LaGrone
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Not sure about the second part of your question. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon means that the person was previously convicted in court for a felony offense and he was found to be in possession of a gun as a new offense. Possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime (if that is what you are asking in the second part of your question) means that the person was in possession of a firearm while committing a crime. Both are serious charges and you should hire an attorney for the best possible outcome.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Powder Springs, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: I agree with my colleague. It is in your best interest to contact an attorney who can review the specifics of your case and provide you with a more tailored response. Both are serious charges and carry serious consequence upon conviction.

We are glad to assist you. Contact us whenever you are ready.

I wish you well.

-The Upshaw Law Firm, (770) 240-0922.

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