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Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by FriendOfEvanWilliams, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    Hey everybody, I couldn't figure out a way to fit my question in the title so I figured that would grab attention. A good friend of mine was going through a bad breakup as well as a few other things in his life, and one thing led to another and he got arrested for felony possession of drugs. Now our legal system is pretty good for situations like this, his charges will be dropped after he completes a year of treatment but here is my question; he does not want to have his rifle with a pending felony for obvious reasons, and wants me to have it. I would love to, but I'm a little unsure about the legality of receiving a firearm from someone with a pending felony charge.

    Can anyone help me on this?

    Thanks,
    Jordan
     
  2. SavageGerbil

    SavageGerbil Salem, OR Active Member

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    perfectly legal, a buddy of mine's brother was into firearms before life got the better of him and he started playing with the wrong stuff, and he was required to get rid of his guns, no problem there

    edit: in his case the police took possession, then released them to a family member
     
  3. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    Fantastic! I was going to buy a 10/22 anyways, but now I don't have to. Thanks.
     
  4. huntpotter

    huntpotter SW WA Negotiator Bronze Supporter

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    Too bad for your friend. Hopefully he learns from his mistake, and can turn his life around. I'm sure that he can give you his guns for safekeeping. You should get them while he is still just accused. If he doesn't fulfill his probation, and he becomes an actual fellon, then he definitely can't have them. Should be fine for you to keep it in your safe for now.
     
  5. PinkhamR

    PinkhamR Altus, Oklahoma MSgt, USAF (Retired)-FFL Lifetime Supporter

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    Agreed ... nothing wrong with it at all ..... hopefully he will stay clean and be able to get his guns back.
     
  6. FriendOfEvanWilliams

    FriendOfEvanWilliams Juneau, Alaska Member

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    He's doing fine, he has no plans on breaking his treatment plan. He's no addict, really, but it's good he got in trouble now as opposed to three or four years down the line. Got to keep his job and stay out of jail, all he has to do is keep his head down and read a lot for a year.
     
  7. elsullo

    elsullo Portland Oregon New Member

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    After your friend is clear of supervision, make sure he looks into getting his arrest record "expunged". That's a legal process that clears his record as long as he never re-offends. He doesn't even need a lawyer. The legal form is available at business supply stores, and does not even need to be typed. Just submit the form with a small fee to the County offices, wait a little while, and he will be clear of that arrest record. Don't ask me how I know all of this...........................elsullo ;)