My son was charge with POSSESSING STOLEN FIREARM and CARRYING CONCEALED WEAPON in north carolina. What's the possible sentence?

Asked almost 3 years ago - Charlotte, NC

he has never been convicted of any crime before. the gun was under the seat in the car. he is 17 years old. he is currently being held in county jail.

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  1. Bonnor E. Hudson III

    Contributor Level 12

    Answered . Possession of a firearm is a Class H felony, punishable by a sentence ranging from probation up to 8-10 months active sentence for a person with no criminal record. The CCW charge is a Class 2 misdemeanor, which will require a suspended sentence, up to 30 days, for a person with a clean record. These sentences can be run concurrently or consecutively. Judges are individuals and vary substantially in the way that they sentence defendants. You need to speak with your son's attorney regarding the sentences, as he/she should be familiar with the local judges and have a better idea of the likely sentence if your son is convicted. Also, your son may be eligible for a deferred prosecution program that can result in a dismissal of these charges.

    The attorney responding is licensed only in the state of North Carolina. This response does NOT constitute legal... more

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