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Archives for: September 30th, 2019

CLIENT WAS CHARGED WITH: Felony Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon

She got into a heated argument with her boyfriend. She is alleged to have taken the boyfriend’s gun and ran out of the house. The boyfriend called the police and told them that she had his gun and was not licensed to carry or possess a gun. The police quickly spotted the client walking down the sidewalk with a duffle bag. She allowed the police to search where they found the handgun.  She faced a felony conviction and up to [...]

CLIENT CHARGED WITH:

Client contends it was his weapon but he forgot that it was in his bag and never intended to bring the gun to the airport. Mr. Weisberg wrote a letter to the prosecutor explaining the excellent background of the client as well as his defense as to the possession of the gun. The prosecutor agreed to dismiss the case on March 22, 2019. The client was not convicted and paid no fine.

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