Unlawful Possession of Firearm Dismissed

A Cooper county man was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and felony driving while suspended after a gun was found in his vehicle. Client had multiple felony priors. During discovery, we uncovered that the police had left a passenger unattended in the vehicle as they questioned our client. Our client had also initially been combative with police but subsequently consented to a search–both factors calling into question whether or not he actially knew the gun was in the car. As a result of negotiations with the prosecutor, we were able to get the gun case dismissed.