Federal Possession of a Firearm By a Convicted Felon

Norfolk and Newport News Federal Gun Possession Lawyer, Chad Dorsk

What is A Federal Possession of A Firearm By A Convicted Felon in Virginia 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:

  1. The Defendant knowingly possessed a firearm in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce; and

  2. 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 penalty possession of a firearm by a convicted felon indicates a maximum penalty is 10 years imprisonment and a $250,000 fine, Section 922(g).  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, Section 924(e).

The Importance of a Federal Gun Lawyer

Norfolk based attorney, Chad G. Dorsk is an experienced Federal Defense Attorney that represents people in matters related to Federal Criminal matters.

Attorney Chad G. Dorsk is a Member of the Virginia State Bar and has years of expertise in Criminal Trial Law. In the Federal Courts, he has handled a wide variety of cases including drug trafficking, bank fraud, health care fraud, immigration offenses, aggravated identity theft, murder, and firearms offenses. He has represented clients in Federal Trial and Appellate Courts in State and Federal Courts.

 

Federal gun offenses are very serious and are prosecuted by skilled trial lawyers in the United States Attorney's Office.

Hire Chad G. Dorsk to go head to head with you in Federal Court.