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Criminal – Felon In Possession – Guilty Plea Withdrawal (access required)

Although a Harrisonburg U.S. District Court has accepted defendant’s guilty plea to firearm possession as a felon, the court allows defendant to withdraw his plea after hearing his explanation that he mistakenly believed the firearm was a compressed-air BB gun. Defendant’s explanation, if credited by a jury, would serve as a defense. Under the circumstances, his ...

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