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What happens if you are caught with a gun but it is fake?

My son was arrested because some people saw him walking in their neighborhood with a gun. Well it turns out it wasn't even a real gun. Can they still charge him with anything?

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    Sally Hamblin | Hamblin Law Office
    4015 W. Houghton Lake Drive
    Houghton Lake, MI 48629
    (228) 224-7120
    How old is your son, and what was he doing with a fake gun. Yes, he can depending on what he did with the fake gun.
    Answer Applies to: Michigan - Replied: 3/3/2013
    John J. Carney | The Law Offices of John J. Carney Esq.
    401 East 34th Street
    New York, NY 10016
    (917) 696-2363
    The police can charge you with anything they have "probable cause " for. If he was carrying a toy gun around it was not smart but it was also not a crime. If he was under 12 no one would worry. If he is 15-21 walking around with what looks like a real gun the police are going to be called and they can arrest him on the word of a witness but he will not be convicted most likely if you retain a good criminal lawyer.
    Answer Applies to: New York - Replied: 3/2/2013
    William L. Welch, III | William L. Welch, III Attorney
    111 South Calvert Street
    Baltimore, MD 21045
    (410) 385-5630
    An attorney can assist you with evaluating the prosecution's case, any defenses that you might have, and any plea offer that might be made, so that you can decide whether to plea bargain or go to trial. If you were to be found guilty, then an attorney can assist you with presenting mitigation, allocution, and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. and a recommendation for a more lenient sentence. Consider seeking a confidential consultation with an experienced criminal defense attorney. Beware that online posts are not confidential. If somehow the prosecution were to find your post, then it might be used in evidence against you.
    Answer Applies to: Maryland - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Randy W. Ferguson | Ferguson & Ferguson
    303 Williams Avenue SW Ste 321
    Huntsville, AL 35801
    (256) 534-3435
    It has to be a gun to be found guilty of having a gun.
    Answer Applies to: Alabama - Replied: 2/28/2013
    Thaddeus Furlong, Esq. | Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Furlong & Drewniak PLLC
    Fairfax, VA 22030
    (703) 988-1010
    If it was visible he may be in compliance depending on his age. If concealed, he needs a concealed carry permit ( as does anyone)
    Answer Applies to: Virginia - Replied: 2/28/2013
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