Asked in Criminal Law for Mississippi

Q: Can u be convicted if u were completely unaware that a fire arm was stolen.

We had just came in contact with the firearm we were taking it to a dealer to have it checked out and to sell it for owed money from a loan. We ran into a road block.. Neither of us knew it was stolen we were under the impression it was a clean gun. We do not have a criminal record.

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Arthur Calderon
Arthur Calderon
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  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, MS
  • Licensed in Mississippi

A: It always depends on the circumstances. In this situation, while you were in possession of a stolen firearm, the prosecutors would have to prove that you either knew or had to reason to know that it was stolen before you could be convicted.

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