Can you take a plea to possesion of a short barrel shot gun and not serve time in jail? What is the likelyness of this in Wayne county Michigan
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Michigan
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The charges are possesion of a short barrel shot gun and felony firearm. There was an alleged felonious assault charge which was dropped. Prior plea made about 1.5 years ago for Domestic Violence with 769.4a. And malicious destruction. Still on probation for that prior plea but all requirements of that probation have been met except the time limit of 2 years. The person being charge is 28 has a full time job is a homeowner and has a 5 year old that he has 6 nights a week.
The real concern is whether this new conviction will violate his probation and put him in jail that way. Whatever deal is reached needs to include both that past sentence and the present one.
If he's on probation, a weapons charge is highly likely to involve at least some jail time. He needs to make sure he has a capable lawyer who he is comfortable with negotiating on his behalf and crafting his defense.
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