But this dude, Denzel Biggs, made it really easy for his PO. He posted a pic on his Facebook pointing two semi-automatic pistols directly at the camera.
The DPD's gang unit saw the pic and alerted his PO and the FBI; BAM, right back to the joint.
This time, Denzel, only 20 years old, brought his game to federal court as the FBI convinced the U.S. Attorney in Detroit to bring federal weapons charges when they noticed, from the picture posted in Facebook, that the weapon Biggs held was manufactured outside Michigan thereby triggering the interstate commerce clause and, in turn, the federal charges.
We here at the Motor City Law Blog have made plenty of trips to the Frank Murphy Hall of Justice to represent clients facing added counts of either felon in possession or felony firearm.
Just as a convicted felon, a parolee, cannot possess a firearm, if someone commits a felony while in possession of a firearm, that becomes an extra felony count available for the prosecutor to add to the predicate felony.
The Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects our right to possess firearms. When you are convicted of a felony, however, you lose some of your fundamental constitutional rights.