Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking.
I am sorry to hear this has happened. The problem here is the officer has charged your friend with constructive possession since your friend is not supposed to be anywhere he has access to a firearm as a convicted felon. Had the gun been on your person under your direct control, then the officer would have been on less solid ground for charging him with felon in possession of a firearm. The federal law and state law states a felon cannot be in actual or constructive possession of a firearm.
The good news is that if the gun was your gun and you testify that it was your gun and you had the permit, the DA is likely going to dismiss the charges. However, as far as probable cause
for the arrest, the officer did have the minimal probable cause for constructive possession of a firearm by a felon because the gun was in the glove box and not on your person.
The only thing you can do is wait for the judge to set bond in the case, since this charge generally dos not have a set bond. You can call a local bail bond
company and sometimes they have access to an attorney who can contact a duty judge to set bond, but at this point I am afraid that legally that is all you can do.
Legally, the terms of this site state we are forbidden from undertaking representation of anyone from this site or making personal referrals to any attorneys or bond companies. However, right now getting a local bond company to try to get bond set will be your only chance to try to get him out before he goes to court
tomorrow for his arraignment and bond hearing.
Thank you so much for using JustAnswer.com. I truly aim to please you as a customer, but please keep in mind that I do not know what you already know or don't know, or with what you need help, unless you tell me. If I did not answer the question you thought you were asking, please respond with the specific question you wanted answered. PLEASE use REPLY to EXPERT if you would like more information or if you feel something was not included in your answer.
Kindly remember the ONLY WAY experts receive any credit at all for spending time with customers is if you click on OK, GOOD or EXCELLENT SERVICE even though you have made a deposit or are a subscription customer. YOU MUST COMPLETE THE RATING FOR THE EXPERT TO RECEIVE ANY CREDIT, if not the site keeps your money on deposit.
Also remember, sometimes the law does not support what we want it to support, but that is not the fault of the person answering the question, so please be courteous.
PLEASE NOTE WELL WE ARE DEALING WITH LAWS OF 50 STATES PLUS FEDERAL LAWS, AS WELL AS DEALING WITH OTHER CUSTOMERS, SO PLEASE BE PATIENT AND BE ASSURED YOU ARE NOT BEING IGNORED.
There can also be a delay of an hour or more in between my answers because I may be taking a break.
You can always request me through my profile at http://www.justanswer.com/law/expert-paulmjd/ or beginning your question with “For PaulMJD…”