Understanding the Legal Implications of Gun Possession
This is Oklahoma lawyer Stuart Ericson. We’re going to talk about some of the gun crimes in Oklahoma. So unlawful possession of a firearm is a felony and basically, it is the knowing, willful, possession, or having under your immediate control, a firearm. Yeah, so the unlawful.
So basically it’s going to be if you’re a prior convicted felon, the law says you can no longer be in possession of a firearm and if you are it’s a crime of unlawful possession of a firearm. Possession of a firearm after a former felony conviction.
Now questions always come up about you know you’re driving in a car or you’re the passenger in a car, there’s a gun in the car, whose gun is it? So those are always going to be fact questions, fact issues where you’re gonna have to try to show you know I didn’t have possession, didn’t have the knowledge and it’s kind of hard to do those things unfortunately but it’s definitely something that needs to be pushed.
Understanding Possession of a Firearm after a Former Felony Conviction
I would need to know all the facts because usually you know whoever’s gun it was they’re really at the end of the day usually not going to come up and testify and say oh it was my gun especially if they’re a prior convicted felon because then they would be basically confessing to a crime. So a lot of issues with that, possession of a firearm, AFC after a former felony conviction.
If you are ever charged with that offense there are a lot of questions to go through reach out to me Stuart Ericson at wagonerlawyer.com.
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