How People Were Arrested for Celebratory Gunfire on New Year’s
As I reported in a previous article, people firing guns for celebration of the New Year should expect to be arrested. According to an article in WPTV News, police arrested five people New Year’s Day for celebratory gunfire.
A police officer reported seeing several people firing in the neighborhood. According to arrest reports, he pulled his own weapon and ordered four suspects to the ground. Everett Jermaine Hall, 25, complied with the officer’s order and was charged with misdemeanor firing of a weapon in public.
Three other suspects reportedly fled into a nearby house, where officers reported finding several pistols and rifles. Residents of that house, Kevin Donnell Perdue, 23, and Kearshia Bianca Perdue, 21, also were charged with misdemeanor firing a weapon in public.
Officers reported that Truman Perdue, 58, said the guns were his and that his “kinfolk” were shooting them. Police charged Truman Perdue with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.
Weapons Possession Defense
It is important to remember that although celebratory gunfire is only a misdemeanor charge of firing a weapon in public, it can come with some additional serious consequences. As I previously stated, police can and will detect gunfire and if you are caught firing a weapon in public, there will be an investigation.
Truman Perdue was charged with possession of a weapon by a convicted felon. This charge will undoubtedly have some serious repercussions.
If you have ever been charged with possession of a weapon, or anything weapons-related, it is important to talk to a criminal defense lawyer. Acriminal defense lawyer is the only person who can help you resolve your case. A weapons charge can result in serious time in prison as well as criminal record that will follow you for the rest of your life.
Contact a criminal defense lawyer if you have ever been charged with possession of a weapon.