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Date: 10-02-2023

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United States of America v. Eric Bolton

Case Number: 7:22-cr-00330

Judge: Kenneth M. Karas

Court: United States District Court for the Southern District of New York (Westchester County)

Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in White Plains

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Description: White Plains, New York criminal defense lawyer represented the Defendant charged with unlawful transfer of a firearm in violation of 18 U.S.C. 922(g).

"Unlawful transfer of a firearm is a crime in the United States. It is defined in 18 U.S.C. § 922(a)(6), which states that:

It shall be unlawful for any licensed dealer to sell or deliver any firearm to any person who the dealer knows or has reasonable cause to believe does not reside in (or if the person is a corporation or other business entity, does not have its principal place of business in) the State in which the dealer is licensed.

It is also unlawful for anyone to transfer a firearm to someone who they know or have reasonable cause to believe is prohibited from possessing a firearm.

There are a number of exceptions to the unlawful transfer of a firearm laws. For example, it is not unlawful for a person to transfer a firearm to a family member, or to someone who is temporarily out of state and will be returning to their home state within 30 days.

The penalties for unlawful transfer of a firearm can be severe. The maximum penalty is 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000. However, the actual penalty imposed will depend on the specific facts of the case, including the type of firearm transferred, the number of firearms transferred, and the defendant's criminal history.

Here are some examples of unlawful transfer of a firearm:

A gun dealer sells a firearm to someone who lives in another state.
A person gives a firearm to someone who is a convicted felon.
A person sells a firearm to someone who is mentally ill.
A person gives a firearm to someone who is under the age of 18.

If you are accused of unlawful transfer of a firearm, it is important to contact an experienced criminal defense attorney as soon as possible. An attorney can help you understand your rights and develop a defense strategy."

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Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 27 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release.

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