Federal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon
What is A Federal Possession of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon in Florida Charge?
It’s a Federal crime for anyone who has been convicted of a felony offense to possess a firearm in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce.
The Defendant can be found guilty of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon only if all the following facts are proved beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The Defendant knowingly possessed a firearm in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce; and
- Before possessing the firearm, the Defendant had been convicted of a felony – a crime punishable by imprisonment for more than one year.
The term “interstate or foreign commerce” includes the movement of a firearm from one state to another or between the United States and any foreign country.
What Are The Penalties For Federal Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon?
The sentencing guidelines for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon indicates a maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine. However, under the Armed Career Criminal Act, if a Defendant violates the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon law and has three previous convictions for a violent felony or a serious drug offense, or both, committed on occasions different from one another, the defendant faces a 15-year minimum mandatory prison sentence.
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