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My roommate is on unsupervised probation. I own legal firearms.

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My roommate is on unsupervised probation. I own legal firearms. Is either one of us breaking the law
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Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
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Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
Dear Randy,

Does your roommate have any type of access or potential access to your firearms?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

My guns are not locked up in any manner. I do have an ex girlfriend that has threatened to call the ATF on him since they has a disagreement. His probation is unsupervised.

Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
Dear Ray,

What is your roommate on probation for and do the terms of your roommate's probation prohibit him from being around firearms or is your roommate a convicted felon or someone convicted of a crime of domestic violence?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

He is not on a felony or violent misdemeanor though Maryland laws are very tough. Some say he can not be near firearms while others say he can. Just want to avoid and ATF breakin. The roommate did have to do 3 days in jail for driving on a revoked license. Prior to that he was on probation for a drug conviction.

Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
Dear Ray,

Thank you for your follow up.

Do you know if your roommate is a convicted felon.

Are you staying in different rooms and are you able to obtain a gun safe for your guns, so this would not be an issue?
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

He is not a convicted felon. I am an avid second amendment rights advocated and would never lock up my firearms. Rooms are different though nothing inside house is locked. My main concern is the ex has called authorities on local and federal level. I am hoping unsupervised gives him the right to be in same house as guns.

Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
Dear Ray,

Thank you for your follow up.

If it is discovered that your roommate has potential access to your firearms, his probation can be violated and he can fact potentia new sentence which might include jail time, depending on his original crime.

I wish you the best of luck!
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Customer reply replied 4 years ago

should I contact law enforcement to protect myself with this situation. I have a clean criminal record and live in a school zone.

Criminal Lawyer: Alex J. Esq., Attorney at Law replied 4 years ago
Dear Ray,

Thank you for your follow up.

Actually, you are liable for safeguarding your firearms and if you are allowing a person on probation to reside with you, while your firearms are not secured and the roommate on probation can easily have access to this firearms, it might also expose you to potential civil or criminal liability, so the only solution would be is either not to reside with this roommate or to secure your firearms.

I wish you the best of luck!
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Dear Ray,

Do you have any related follow up questions?
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