Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Lawyer in Shreveport



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Once you have been convicted of certain felonies, you have no right to own or carry a weapon for 10 years in Louisiana. Yes, you read that right. If you are caught with a firearm, it is an act of felony.

If you are residing in an apartment that has someone with a gun, it is seen as illegal, even when you do not have access to the firearm. If you are caught with a firearm as a felon, you need possession of a firearm by a convicted felon lawyer in Shreveport.

At Carl Barkemeyer, Criminal Defense Attorney's office, we have aggressive negotiators, litigators, and lawyers that are ready to represent our clients. We utilize every trick, law, and tool in the book to represent and defend our clients. We represent those in Shreveport that have this charge brought up against them.


Penalties for Firearm by Convicted Felon in Louisiana

The sentencing range is 5-20 years in prison, without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence. This is a very serious charge.


How We Build A Defense Against Unlawful Possession Of Firearms

Once you are a convicted felon in Shreveport and you are caught with weapons, you will face severe felony charges. The charges could end up paying severe fines, as well as a long time in prison.

If you were arrested and convicted for a "forcible felony", you could spend a long time in prison if caught with a firearm.


Your Probation Could Be Revoked

Let's say that you are on probation for a previous crime, you could have your probation yanked for one reason or the other.

There are terms of probation like having to report to a probation officer or staying in a region for a certain period of time. If you are under probation, leaving a region could have it yanked from you.

The same thing can be said for those that are caught with a firearm. If you are caught, your probation could be revoked. If this occurs, you could go back to prison to serve the remaining sentence.


We Get the Best Outcome in Your Case

Carl Barkemeyer understands the system and can navigate through the courtroom. We have handled prosecutors, officers, and judges in similar cases, and we know how they think.

Since the prosecution team knows that we are competent, the prosecution tends to present great plea deals to the bargaining table.

If the deals seem good, we thoroughly analyze them for the fine prints. Once we are good with them, we then advise our clients to take the deal.

If, on the other hand, we feel that we would get better outcomes from the trial, we take the issue to court and state the rights.


Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Lawyer in Shreveport: What You Should Do Immediately Arrested

Should you talk?

When you have been arrested, you should not answer any questions that you may be asked by the Police officer. The Miranda rights allow you to keep mute and ignore whatever the officer says. It is important to note that whatever you utter can be used against you when the case gets into court. They will try different means to get you talking and spilling the beans on yourself, ignore those attempts. They may say how they are interested in getting you off the hook. This should be taken with a pinch of salt. Many officers are interested in advancing their careers, and not getting you off the hook. They are more interested in climbing up the ladder by sealing more cases than helping prove your innocence. Ignore their words and ask to see your attorney. 


Should you stay calm?

Do not behave in a bad manner to the officers. Do not yell at them. Do not threaten them. Do not say anything that will come off as disrespectful. Keep quiet and remain calm.


Should you ask for a Possession of Firearm by Convicted Felon Lawyer in Shreveport?

Immediately you are arrested, you have the right to have an attorney present during interrogation. Under no condition should you interact or say anything to the officers when your attorney isn't present. It may end in tears. Officers are trained in the art of manipulation. When you mention anything, they twist your words and use them against you.

Ensure that your attorney is always there when any discussion is made. Under no condition should you agree to talk to officers without your lawyer being present. It is paramount that your attorney is around when any lineup or testing procedure is being done. If they want to take your blood, ask that your attorney be present.

Ask that your lawyer handle the prosecutors and police. If they want to give you a type of deal, let your lawyer negotiate the terms. Do not do that yourself.

Ask that your lawyer looks for witnesses. If you know any witness that can corroborate your story, tell your lawyer immediately. Do not hide material facts of the case from him or her, no matter how gory it is. It saves you from getting a deep pile of mess. Remember that there are lawyer and client privacy laws that prevent the former from testifying against the latter, even when there is a falling out. Whatever you tell your attorney stays between both of you.


Should you give them permission to search your home

When you are arrested for a crime outside your home, do not give the officers permission to enter your home. If you are arrested outside your home, the officers have no right to enter your home to search, if they do not have a search warrant or probable cause. Any evidence that they get from an illegal search can be deemed as ineligible in the court case against you.

This has made many officers become tricky in their actions. They can tell you to allow them to call your loved one inside your house for you. Do not give them permission to do that.


Important Resources

Shreveport Inmate Lookup

Caddo Parish Sheriff

Caddo Parish District Judges

Caddo Parish Clerk of Court

Shreveport City Police

Shreveport City Court

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