Probation Violation for Gun rejected by judge, early termination of Felony Probation


A St. Louis man was on probation for Unlawful Use of a Weapon. According to police who responded to a domestic disturbance, our client was in possession of a loaded 9mm handgun. At the hearing, attorney Brian Cooke was able to poke holes in the officer’s version of events. Additionally, we put on evidence that the gun actually belonged to the defendant’s brother. The judge found that there was “insufficient evidence” that the defendant actually possessed the gun. The judge went a step further and discharged our client from probation six months early based on the fact that our client was incarcerated for the meritless violation.