I have a pending felony....


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boredelmo
November 2, 2007, 09:12 PM
Advice taken

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jahwarrior
November 2, 2007, 09:15 PM
if you're acquitted of the charges, then it won't affect getting your CHL a bit.

Conqueror
November 2, 2007, 09:15 PM
These are questions for your lawyer, since I assume you now have one.

Regolith
November 2, 2007, 09:41 PM
As far as I know, you're rights to possess them aren't revoked unless you are found guilty. However, you can't buy a firearm until the charges are dropped or you are acquitted.

As others have said, you're attorney will be able to answer these questions better than us.

Trebor
November 2, 2007, 10:10 PM
I agree, ask your lawyer. With something this serious I'd take his advice over any of us on the net.

plexreticle
November 2, 2007, 10:29 PM
All the evidence is on my side and I'm working 60 hours a week on top of school to pay for the best lawyer i could find in Austin.

Another case of, you can beat the rap but you can't beat the ride. Even though this man is a victim and will likely be found innocent he has to pay.

Glockman17366
November 3, 2007, 10:19 AM
I hope that if you were carrying, you were carrying legally.
Also, the DA will probably try to reduce any charges to a misdemeanor (depending upon the severity). Don't accept a plea (even if it results in nothing more then probation). In many states (PA for one) if the crime could have gotten you more then a year in prison (even if you did not serve time), your rights may be restricted.
Good luck...

tnieto2004
November 3, 2007, 10:26 AM
http://thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=291606

Thats the thread when my friend had a pending felony on him in a clear cut self-defense case .. Justice prevailed in his case and hopefully it will be the same for you ..

Frog48
November 3, 2007, 11:01 AM
You can purchase new firearms up until you're indicted by a grand jury. Simply being charged has no effect on firearms rights. Even after indictment, you can possess firearms you already own. Obviously, after found guilty, you cannot possess/purchase/etc any firearms.

mp510
November 4, 2007, 01:14 AM
You can purchase new firearms up until you're indicted by a grand jury.
My understanding was that you could not purchase if you were charged by INDICTMENT or by INFORMATION. An informaion is being charged, WITHOUT a grand jury indictment. Felony charges are not always the result of grand jury indictments.

http://dictionary.law.com/default2.asp?selected=953&bold=information||

Autolycus
November 4, 2007, 01:19 AM
My suggestion is to not post about this on the internet as a prosecutor may misread it as you bragging about it.

I would consult an attorney and keep my mouth shut about this whole issue. The prudent thing to do would be to consult your attorney and follow the legal advice given.

Thernlund
November 4, 2007, 01:24 AM
My suggestion is to not post about this on the internet...

+1. When you are acquitted, then post.


-T.

Zach S
November 4, 2007, 01:26 AM
You have a lawyer, you should ask him (or her) these questions.

.cheese.
November 4, 2007, 01:39 AM
I would agree with those who have said to ask your attorney and not post this on the net until it's over.

Please do let us know once it's over how it went.

Best wishes to you and may justice prevail.

Frog48
November 4, 2007, 01:52 AM
Felony charges are not always the result of grand jury indictments.


Yes, in Texas all felonies are indicted by a grand jury. Felonies can only be charged by information if the defendant voluntarily waives their right to a grand jury proceeding.

Historic Arms LLC
November 4, 2007, 07:40 AM
While it is true that attitude and behavior could make posts "ammo" for Govt. attorneys, Posting truth has in some cases stopped bad prosecutions.

Double edge sword but ask yourself this: If Ryan from Reds Trading Post, or Richard from KTO were silent, where would they be?

Sometimes letting the world watch as Govt. violates the Constitution can be the best option. Only if you are willing to live your life as an open book.

My best wishes on your case.

Len Savage

jeepmor
November 4, 2007, 07:55 AM
double tap

jeepmor
November 4, 2007, 07:57 AM
This is a good place to chime in, but do listen to your lawyer, it's what you are paying for.

Being honest here won't hurt you even if it is discovered IMO, but being a braggart or embellishing your story compared to how it would come out of your mouth under oath very likely would.

Art Eatman
November 4, 2007, 10:05 AM
Well, because of the edit, we've come to Broken Sword Time, not to mention no more DST.

:), Art

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