New Hampshire Criminal Defense Attorney. The New Hampshire Supreme Court reversed a conviction in the case of, "THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE v. JONATHAN CHAREST," for felon-in-possession of a firearm. In this important decision the reversal of the conviction found that the "defendant possessed, rather than controlled or owned, a firearm."
I. A person is guilty of a class B felony if he:
(a) Owns or has in his possession or under his control, a pistol, revolver, or other firearm, or slungshot, metallic knuckles, billies, stiletto, switchblade knife, sword cane, pistol cane, blackjack, dagger, dirk-knife, or other deadly weapon as defined in RSA 625:11, V; and
(b) Has been convicted in either a state or federal court in this or any other state...of:
- A felony against the person or property of another