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Case Number: 2:19-cr-20274
Judge: John Thomas Fowlkes, Jr.
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee (Memphis County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Memphis
Description: Memphis, Tennessee criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with interference with commerce by threat or violence and felony firearm possession.
Felony possession of a firearm is a serious crime in the United States. It is a federal crime, and it is also a crime in most states. The penalties for felony possession of a firearm vary depending on the jurisdiction, but they can be severe.
In Tennessee, the law against felony possession of a firearm is found in Tennessee Code Annotated section 39-17-1301. This law prohibits any person who has been convicted of a felony from knowingly possessing a firearm. A "firearm" is defined as any weapon (including a starter gun) which will or is designed to or may readily be converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive.
The penalties for felony possession of a firearm in Tennessee are as follows:
For a first offense, the penalty is a Class E felony, which is punishable by 1 to 6 years in prison and a fine of up to $3,000.
For a second or subsequent offense, the penalty is a Class D felony, which is punishable by 2 to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.
In addition to the criminal penalties, a person convicted of felony possession of a firearm may also be prohibited from owning or possessing a firearm in the future. This is known as a "disability." A disability can be imposed by the court at the time of sentencing, or it can be imposed by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) after a conviction.
If you are convicted of felony possession of a firearm, it is important to speak with an attorney to understand the potential consequences of your conviction. An attorney can help you develop a plan to address the disability and to protect your rights.
18:1951 and 2 INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREAT OR VIOLENCE
18:924(c) and 2 VIOLENT CRIME/DRUGS/MACHINE GUN
Outcome: Defendant was found guilty and was sentenced to 84 Months BOP; 3 Years Supervised Release. [sentenced to a total of 480 months imprisonment (144 months in counts 1, 3, 5, 9, and 23 to run concurrently with each other and consecutively to 84 months per count (336 months total) in counts 2, 6, 10, and 24]. (all counts concurrent as to Supervised Release for a total of 3 Years)