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How A Man Attempted To Carry A Pistol Onto A Plane

1According to WPTV News, a man who attempted to board a plane with a pistol in his fanny pack is in the custody of Metro Dade Police.

According to the arresting officer, Juan Manuel Baldoquin was stopped by TSA security Thursday after a screener spotted a pistol in Baldoquin’s fanny pack. Baldoquin told investigators “That is my firearm. I honestly forgot that I was carrying thefirearm.” A records check on the pistol showed it listed as stolen back on March 8, 1996 in West Palm Beach.

Baldoquin will be charged with carrying a concealed weapon and possession of a stolen firearm.

Weapons Charges

Possession of weapons can be a very serious crime. However, the charges may differ:

  • Carrying a concealed weapon
  • Improper exhibition of a weapon
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • Aggravated battery with a deadly weapon
  • Possession of a weapon by a convicted felon
  • Firing or shooting an object into an occupied building

Weapons Charges Defense

In many cases, weapons charges result in a mandatory minimum prison sentence of three years. Even if you are not sentenced to time in prison, being charged with possession of a concealed weapon like in the case above, it will be on your criminal record and will absolutely have a negative effect on your life.

Hire a criminal defense lawyer who knows what he’s doing so that not only you won’t have to go to prison, but you need to do something about your criminal record as well. Your criminal record will follow you everywhere. Many employers require a background check and will not hire someone with a criminal record. Even landlords will refuse to rent to people with a criminal record. It is not a good reflection on you and can ruin your chances of living a normal life.

The smartest thing for you to do to avoid the humiliation and frustration that will come from being charged with possession of a weapon and adding to your criminal record would be to talk to a criminal defense lawyer.

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