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Manufacturing Plant Employee Found Not Guilty of Weapons Offense in Wayne County

Feb 22, 2019, by Maurice Davis in Case Results, Criminal Defense, Weapons

An employee of a manufacturing plant in Wayne County recently found himself in some trouble when he was caught carrying a concealed weapon without the proper license. After submitting an application, the man received paperwork that stated it would serve as permission to carry his gun if he didn’t receive notice from the state after 45 days that he was ineligible or disqualified from obtaining such a license.

Since he received no notification that he’d been denied or disqualified, the man began carrying his gun, and was eventually stopped by the police. After notifying the officer that he was carrying a weapon, they ran his name and arrested him, as he had been disqualified from licensure to carry his gun. Wanting to avoid a felony conviction that could send him to jail and cause him to suffer from other penalties, he reached out to attorney Maurice Davis for help.

Attorney Davis took the case to trial, showing his client’s paperwork (that stated it would serve as a license to carry a gun if no notification was provided by the state) as evidence that the man shouldn’t be convicted. As such, the client was found not guilty.

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