Felon in Possession of Firearm

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Was the evidence sufficient to establish defendant’s possessed a firearm?

After a court trial, defendant was found guilty of felon in possession of a firearm.  Defendant appealed.  He argued that the evidence was not sufficient to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he committed the crime of felon in possession of  a firearm, which has a five (5) year mandatory minimum prison sentence.  The Minnesota Court of Appeals held that the employee’s testimony that she saw defendant holding a handgun was sufficient direct evidence that defendant possessed a firearm.  Affirmed.

State v. Phillips, A19-0863, Ramsey County.

Minnesota Criminal Defense Lawyer Lynne Torgerson was not attorney of record in this case.

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