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What is the maximum sentence for a charge of criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree

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Filed under: Criminal charges

i had a butterfly knife and brass knuckles i cant really afford a lawyer what am i likely to get with a public defender i was just carrying it there was no intent to use

and i was never read my rights

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  1. 1 year in jail, $1,000 fine and/or 3 years probation.

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  2. What is your prior history and how did police come upon these weapons? Important questions as to your case.

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  3. Your limited history would suggest little or no jail, but the circumstances will affect the outcome.

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  4. The maximum is one year in jail. If you have no record and there are no aggravating circumstances, you probably won't get jail at all. A competent lawyer is a must. Many public defenders are competent, although many are overworked..

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