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Theft of Firearm Jury Trial Acquittal

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All smiles after a Fayette County Circuit Court Jury returned a verdict of "Not Guilty"

F.H. was charged with Theft of a Firearm, Class D Felony, in Lexington, KY.  F.H. was facing the possibility of five (5) years in prison and being labeled as a convicted felon for the rest of her life.  After seven months of attempted negotiations failed, F.H. put her trust in Baldani, Rowland & Richardson to take her case to a jury trial.

After a long day of trial, the jury returned a verdict of NOT GUILTY.  F.H. was able to walk out of the courtroom free and without the stigma of being a convicted felon.

If you or a loved one have been charged with a theft crime, our legal team at Baldani, Rowland & Richardson is trial tested and ready to aggressively fight for your rights.  Please give us a call now at (859) 259-0727 to begin your free and confidential consultation so we can get to work immediately.

KRS 514.030

Theft of a Firearm is codified in KRS 514.030.  It states in relevant portion:

  • Except as otherwise provided in KRS 217.181, a person is guilty of theft by unlawful taking or disposition when he unlawfully:
    • Takes or exercises control over movable property of another with intent to deprive him thereof; or
    • Obtains immovable property of another or any interest therein with intent to benefit himself or another not entitled thereto.
  • If the property is a firearm (regardless of the value of the firearm), in which case it is a Class D felony;

Practice area(s): Criminal Defense

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Abe Mashni

Abe Mashni is a criminal defense attorney practicing in Lexington, Kentucky.  After graduating the University of Kentucky, magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Arts in Political Science, Abe earned his Juris Doctorate f...

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