Saint Cloud, MN asked in Criminal Law for Minnesota

Q: What would happen to a felon on probation who shot himself in the foot but told the police someone else shot him

In the state of Minnesota

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Thomas C Gallagher
Thomas C Gallagher
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Licensed in Minnesota

A: What did happen? If it has not happened, yet - then avoid that trouble. A felon on probation cannot lawfully possess a pistol or modern sporting rifle. And conditions of probation may prohibit possession of any firearms (read the sentencing order). The first would be a new charge of ineligible-person-in-possession. The second would be grounds to revoke a stayed sentence (probation) potentially resulting in prison or jail. Lying to police would support criminal charges such as obstructing legal process.

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