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Is it possible to get probation for a firearm charge if I have a clean record?

I have never had any charges or run-ins with the police. I was very cooperative and I am hoping that I can get some sort of probation.

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    Lawrence Lewis, PC | Lawrence Lewis
    242 Culver Street, Suite103
    Lawrenceville, GA 30045
    (678) 407-9300
    Probation is possible, but you do not select your punishment.
    Answer Applies to: Georgia - Replied: 1/22/2013
    Brendan M. Kelly | Law Office of Brendan M. Kelly
    1700 Farnam Street, Suite 2820
    Omaha, NE 68102
    (402) 455-1711
    Yes, they look at your history and the nature of the charges involved.
    Answer Applies to: Nebraska - Replied: 1/22/2013
    Timothy J. Thill | Timothy J. Thill P.C.
    261 E. Quincy ST
    Riverside, IL 60546
    (708) 443-1200
    Depending on the circumstances of your case, and the statutes applicable in your state and county, there is a good chance of getting probation. However, certain small town courts, and rural courts may be stiffer than big metropolitan courts, and may tack on some jail time to that probation.
    Answer Applies to: Illinois - Replied: 1/21/2013
    Francis John Cowhig | Universal Law Group, Inc.
    430 S. Garfield Avenue
    Alhambra, CA 91801
    (626) 308-9936
    Your question requires an attorney consultation. It is not a simple question that can be answered on this type of forum. There are many factors that would need to be considered and evaluated. Depending on the exact charges, probation is a possibility. I strongly suggest that you contact an experienced criminal defense attorney for a face-to-face consultation and give him/her all of the facts surrounding your case. He/she would then be in a better position to analyze your case and advise you of your options.
    Answer Applies to: California - Replied: 1/21/2013
    Seth L. Reszko | Reza Athari & Associates, PLLC
    6235 S. Pecos Road, Suite 108
    Las Vegas, NV 89120
    (702) 727-7777
    Without knowing the actual charge for the conviction or all of the facts and circumstances I cannot make any assurances about what will happen. However, depending on the violent nature of the firearms charge can dictate whether you will be offered probation or whether a Judge will grant you probation. If there is no violence towards a victim on the firearms charge, your chances are better for probation, also provided you have no significant prior criminal history. The more violent in nature the charge towards a victim, the more likelihood probation will be more difficult for a Judge to award.
    Answer Applies to: Nevada - Replied: 1/21/2013
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