Possession of a Firearm

CASE LAW UPDATE:  Whether  the defendant possessed of firearm in connection with drug trafficking?    

Defendant was convicted in federal court of possessing a firearm in furtherance of drug trafficking.  On appeal, defendant argued that he possessed a gun to only protect his chickens.  The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals concluded there was strong evidence that showed a link between the gun possession and the crime of drug trafficking, whereby the jury could find the required nexus without expert testimony.

United States v. Urbina-Rodriguez, 19-3022, Melloy, J.  Appealed from the United States District Court, Western District of Missouri.

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

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