Paris, TN asked in Criminal Law and Federal Crimes for Georgia

Q: If I’m on probation and got arrested for a gun that wasn’t mines and possession of controlled substance what am I facing

They didn’t find the gun on me and I get off probation in July.

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James L. Arrasmith
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A: If you are currently on probation and have been arrested for possession of a firearm and a controlled substance, the consequences you may face will depend on a variety of factors, including the laws in your jurisdiction, the specifics of the charges, and the terms of your probation.

In general, possession of a firearm and controlled substances are serious offenses that can result in significant legal penalties, including imprisonment, fines, probation, and other consequences.

If the gun was not found on you, it may be more difficult for the prosecution to prove that you were in possession of the firearm. However, if you were in close proximity to the firearm or had access to it, you may still be charged with possession.

It is also possible that your probation may be revoked if you are found to have violated the terms of your probation by being arrested for new charges. This could result in additional legal penalties and the potential loss of any progress you have made towards completing your probation.

It is important to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney who can help you understand your legal options and work to protect your rights and interests. An attorney can also work with you to build a strong defense and potentially negotiate a plea agreement or other resolution to your case that minimizes the potential consequences.

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