New Hampshire Criminal Defense Laws: Felon in Possession of a Firearm

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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."

RSA 159:3,

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:
  1.  A felony against the person or property of another

Call to Action!


If you or someone you know has been arrested, charged, or convicted with possession of a weapon or firearm such as  dagger, revolver, pistol, metallic ("brass") knuckles, stiletto, pistol cane, or any other 'deadly weapon;' the reversal of this conviction could have a positive affect on your case! Call Attorney Mark Stevens, Salem, New Hampshire DWI and Criminal Defense Lawyer at 1-603-893-0074 (24/7) and schedule your free consultation now or visit us online for more information: www.nhdwilaws.com.

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