For convicted felons, federal charges alleging possession of a firearm or ammunition pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §922(g) are extremely serious, and carry harsh penalties. Even seemingly minor and harmless circumstances involving felons and guns can result in up to 10 years of prison time. When persons charged as a felon in possession have prior convictions for certain crimes of violence or serious drug offenses, the Armed Career Criminal Act often causes that potential jail time to jump to 15 years to life in prison.
Often, circumstances involving charges of possession of a firearm or ammunition are harmless and unintentional. Perhaps your friend or partner failed to tell you there was a registered gun in his or her glove compartment when you were left alone in a car. Perhaps you cleaned a friend's gun as a favor, and were left alone with it. Or perhaps the person you live with didn't lock the gun safe, leaving you alone with an array of hunting weapons or bullets that you have never even handled.
Unfortunately, innocent-seeming circumstances involving weapons can lead to serious weapons charges that can lead to real consequences.
Focused, Experienced Defense Against Weapons Charges
Attorney Kimberly Hodde of The Law Office of Kimberly S. Hodde has successfully represented numerous felons charged with possession of a firearm or ammunition. Based in Nashville, Ms. Hodde defends clients throughout Middle Tennessee and across the country.
Are you a convicted felon facing a firearm or ammunition possession charge? If you are looking for experienced, high-quality representation, call defense lawyer Kimberly Hodde at 615-242-4200.
Kim Hodde devotes her law practice exclusively to criminal defense, and is experienced both in the range of legal defenses available in weapons charges and the investigation that is often needed to mount an effective defense. Ms. Hodde limits the cases she accepts, allowing the firm the time needed to conduct a diligent and creative legal defense of weapons possessions charges.
Do not assume that your felony conviction will "fall off" your record after a long period of time passes. This is a myth. Attorney Hodde has represented 65-year-olds for felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition charges in conjunction with convictions that occurred when the accused was 18 years old. If you face weapons charges, contact an attorney dedicated to pursuing each client's best result.
If you have questions regarding felon in possession of a firearm or ammunition charges, contact The Law Office of Kimberly S. Hodde. Ms. Hodde can be available for evening and weekend appointments. Ms. Hodde is mindful that you may not have budgeted for funding your defense; so, under some circumstances, she will work with defendants and/or their families on a reasonable payment plan. The firm is conveniently located in a freestanding building on Music Row, just one mile from the federal courthouse with an abundance of parking. Contact us at 615-242-4200.