Unlawful Possession of a Firearm — Man Did Not Know Gun Was in his Car
RESULT | Not Guilty at Trial
A man was convicted of manslaughter and was ordered by the Court not to be in possession of a firearm. Years later, he was stopped by the police while driving in his car and a gun was found hidden under a seat. As a result, he was charged with being in unlawful possession of a firearm. His defense was that shortly before the stop he and his girlfriend had switched cars and that she had left her gun in his car without his knowledge. The man was found not guilty after trial.