REDUCED - IMPROPER HANDLING OF A FIREARM IN A MOTOR VEHICLE
Fearing rising gun violence, client began carrying a handgun in his car. After a simple traffic stop, officers saw the handle of the pistol sticking out from between the seats. Client was arrested and charged with Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle and Carrying a Concealed Weapon - both Fourth Degree Felonies.
Through careful review of the discovery responses and negotiation with the prosecuting attorney, client was able to enter a plea to a First Degree Misdemeanor count of Improper Handling of a Firearm in a Motor Vehicle. There was no jail, no probation, no fine and no court costs. The client was free to leave with no sanctions and will be able to expunge the conviction in One Year.