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Got pulled over was arrested for having a gun in the car, and i'm also a felon. What's the least amount of time I can get

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Im a felon was doing nothing wrong other than looking suspicious got pulled, over and had a gun in the car. Once I get my public defender he seems to be looking over my case and tells me where taking it trial. The day before the trial my Public Defender tell me he just looked over my case n tells me to take a plea of 2years because if i take it to trial ill do the 6years. I would like to know if i can get a lawyer. I know i have to do time but maybe get a less than 2 years. Do programs or something else. I wasn't threatening anyone with it.

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It depends on your record - strikes, prison priors, etc.

Felon in possession is 16 months, 2, 3 years. I assume the comment about 6 means you have a strike (?) or something else going on that would get you to the 6.

Without knowing the exact charges and exact allegations, I can't calculate your minikin or maximum. Don't take internet advice about what to do with your case. Either work with your PD and discuss it in detail or hire an attorney that can spend more time exploring your options.

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I've been handling cases like yours for over 25 years, but I don't know if the PD is right. You would only get maxed out if you have a long record. If you have a strike, you still don't have to be maxed out. I would have to know your record and some other facts about the case before I could give you a more difinative answer. I really so wish you well.......David


There is more to this scenario than meets the eye because 6 years is unlikely at trial. So setup a meeting with your attorney to discuss further. I wish you the best.

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Felon in possession of a firearm carry a 16 mths - 2 - 3 years prison sentence. I don't know about your criminal past in order to calculate your sentencing exposure. If you have a strike, then we are looking at 32 mtgs - 4 - 6 years. You need to consult with an experienced criminal defense lawyer and bring a complete copy of your discovery.