Case Summary:
The Defendant was charged with being a felon in possession of ammunition. The charge arose out of an incident wherein The Defendant, while out of state, had purchased ammunition for his wife. The Defendant was stopped for speeding and informed the officer he had ammunition in the car. The Defendant had been a convicted felon for behaviors he had done in his youth. The Defendant was charged with being a felon in possession of firearm and various enhancements for his criminal history. The Defendant pled guilty and was sentenced to probation with no jail time.

Attorney comments:
The case took 3 years from start to finish. There was a great deal of litigation in the case that involved plea discussions back and forth, filing a motion to suppress, disqualifying judges, etc. My client's primary concern was that he did not want to go to prison. However, his criminal history mandated that, if he was convicted of this offense, he should go to prison. The DA was unwilling to agree to probation. As an alternative we were able to convince a judge that my client was deserving of probation and shouldn't be sent to prison. Ultimately my client was sentenced to 3 years probation with no jail time and was incredibly pleased with the outcome.

Siskiyou County, California

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