Discharging a Firearm Dismissed at First Court Date
Our client was a security guard, and one day after work, he was cleaning his weapon when it accidentally went off. A round went through his wall and into his neighbor’s apartment. This led to him being charged with discharging a firearm in an occupied structure.
Since a firearm conviction would assuredly result in our client losing his job in addition to possible jail time, we acted fast to protect him. By laying out his long history of gun safety and arguing that a single mistake shouldn’t destroy his life, we negotiated to have the charge dismissed at the first court appearance.
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