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    My friend just got arrested Sunday for Illegal Possesion of a Firearm, Possesion Schedule 1(Weed) and a few other charges thats irrelevant. So my question is, if you have weed on you while carrying in your vehicle, would that be a charge for Illegal Possesion of a Firearm because you have weed on you. BTW This happened in Vernon Parish, I appreciate the help guys. Thanks

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    My first comment would be to have your friend consult with an attorney, and for you to respect any and all disclosure instructions delivered.



    With that said, your best step would be to check the relevant sections of law in Louisiana. Hopefully someone here can provide the link to LA online statutes relevant.


    Here is the link: http://www.legis.state.la.us/ (if the charges are State and not Federal)
    "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." Benjamin Franklin

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    I can't speak to the legality of it in LA, but in most states, possession of a firearm while committing another crime, is usually another tack-on offense.

    Meaning if you shoplift, and you have a gun on you (but don't even brandish/use it), you've just aggravated your offense.

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    In most states, a lawfully-possessed firearm becomes illegal when the possessor also has illegal drugs or commits another crime (traffic violations excluded).

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    Jaycob wrote:
    My friend just got arrested Sunday for Illegal Possesion of a Firearm, Possesion Schedule 1(Weed) and a few other charges thats irrelevant. So my question is, if you have weed on you while carrying in your vehicle, would that be a charge for Illegal Possesion of a Firearm because you have weed on you. BTW This happened in Vernon Parish, I appreciate the help guys. Thanks
    of course the solution is notto do weed.

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    mark edward marchiafava wrote:
    Would you please point out the constitutional amendment allowing government to run amok with their "war on drugs?"
    Won't that any time soon.

    Although I'm not one for doing drugs, I HATE the amount of money the government spends on trying to stop it.

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    ...kinda like "homeland security"...the fear is fed...the department is created, the jobs are given out...the money is spent...and what is accomplished??? We don't get much bang for our buck...unless it's Gold Dot...and we're doing our own banging...how'd this end up for your friend and was it a tack-on charge or was he a convicted felon already?

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