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Firearms and Weapons Charges-- Dismissed
5/20/13
Defendant was charged with a felon in possession of a firearm and felony firearm (the felony being that he was a felon in possession of a firearm).

Maximum penalties were five years on one charge and a mandatory two years on the other charge to be served consecutively or after his other sentence. As an habitual second offender he was potentially facing nearly 10 years in prison.

After proving to the prosecutor that Defendant's right to possess firearms had been restored the case was dismissed.
Retail Fraud-- Case Dismissed
2/25/13
Retail Fraud 3rd Degree-- Client was facing up to 93 days in jail, one year probation, and fines of $500.
Prosecutor first offered Defendant to plead to the charge with no jail. After negotiations, prosecutor offered Defendant to plead to the charge with HYTA status, which would preclude a public conviction record. After further discussions and reviewing of the police report, Prosecutor dismissed the case citing "unable to prove Defendant's guilt beyond a reasonable doubt" as the reason.