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Rapper, Gucci Mane, To Surrender Firearms After Assault Convictions

Gucci Mane has a relatively substantial history of run-ins with police. Earlier this year Mane was charged with Aggravated Assault after he allegedly hit a fan over the head with a liquor bottle at a nightclub. Just days after that incident, Mane reported punched another fan in the face as he attempted to shake hands with the rapper following a performance in Philadelphia. These violent incidences are not the first for Mane. In 2011 he sentenced to a six month jail term after pleading guilty to two counts of Battery, two counts of Reckless Conduct, and one count of Disorderly Conduct.

After the Assault charges were initiated Mane managed to stay out of the limelight for the majority of 2013. That is until September when friends observed Mane acting so erratically that they called police to help calm the rapper. When officers arrived Mane continued to act aggressively and was taken into custody. Officers discovered a firearm and, reportedly, more than 20 grams of marijuana on the rapper during a search related to this incident.

As a result of the Aggravated Assault and Possession charges the Federal Government has issued an indictment demanding that Mane surrender his two registered firearms. Federal law triggers forfeiture of firearms for individuals with priors for violent crimes. However, reports indicate that Mane is not going to relinquish his guns and ammo quietly and it is rumored he will be challenging the government firearms forfeiture on constitutional grounds.

If you, or someone you know, is facing criminal charges for a violent crime in Nevada your rights to gun ownership are not the only thing on the line. A conviction for Assault may be charged as a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding your case. Punishments can include one to six years in prison and a fine of up to $5,000.00.

The Las Vegas Criminal Defense Attorneys at Brown Law Offices are skilled at handling cases involving violent crimes at both the State and Federal level. Contact our office today to arrange for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable attorneys to discuss the facts surrounding your case and start developing a sound defense strategy. (702) 405-0505.