Firearm Charges Dismissed by the Magistrate

The law firm of Ketchel Law was hired to defend a man charged with falsification of documents to authorities and illegal purchase/transfer of a firearm in connection with his attempt to lawfully purchase a gun. As a result of our client’s prior background, he was not eligible to purchase and/or own a firearm, however, he was unaware of his ineligibility.

At the preliminary hearing held in this matter, defense counsel argued that our client did not have the requisite intent to deceive in his attempt to purchase the gun in question.

Following a hearing and argument concerning the same, the court dismissed both charges.