Missouri man faces nine years in prison for federal weapons charges

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Missouri man who has admitted responsibility for the deadly shooting of another individual was recently sentenced on federal charges for the violation of federal weapons laws.

According to federal criminal law, it is illegal for a convicted felon to possess any type of firearm or ammunition. This Missouri man has previous convictions for possession and sale of a controlled substance, as well as stealing.

The man was arrested and charged after police responded to a report of gunshots at his sister’s home. According to authorities, when they arrived at the house, the man jumped out of a window and fled the scene. They pursued him …

Missouri man will spend 27 years behind bars for drug conviction

On behalf of The Marks Law Firm, L.L.C. posted in Federal Crimes on Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Missouri man will spend nearly three decades behind bars after a conviction on various drug offenses and weapons charges.

The 50-year-old man was found guilty of the crimes in October. According to the news source, police found crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and other drug paraphernalia in the man’s home in September 2009. A loaded revolver was also found in the home.

The man was sentenced to 27 years in prison. The man is considered an armed career criminal, which officials say contributed to the lengthy prison sentence.

If the man serves his entire prison sentence, it will be 2039 when he is released. Obviously, a prison …