A Calloway County man has been sentenced to federal prison for illegally possessing a firearm, highlighting the strict laws regarding firearms and felons in Kentucky. This case serves as a reminder of the potential consequences for violating these laws.

Details of the Case

According to court documents obtained by the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky, Ronnie Harold Sharp, 49, was sentenced to 3 years and 10 months in prison, followed by 3 years of supervised release [1]. Sharp’s conviction stemmed from an arrest on March 14, 2022, when authorities found him in possession of two firearms: a Smith & Wesson, model SW40VE, .40 caliber semiautomatic pistol and a Smith & Wesson, model 32-1, .38 caliber revolver.

Federal Law Prohibits Felon Possession of Firearms

Federal law prohibits individuals previously convicted of felonies from possessing firearms or ammunition. This applies to felonies at both the state and federal level [2]. Violations of this law are considered serious offenses and can result in significant prison sentences.

Importance of Legal Representation

If you are facing charges related to firearm possession in Kentucky, it is crucial to seek legal representation from an experienced criminal defense attorney. An attorney can:

  • Analyze the details of your case and identify potential defenses.
  • Explore all legal options, including challenging the evidence or negotiating a plea bargain.
  • Represent you in court and fight for your rights.

John Olash – Protecting Your Rights in Kentucky

John Olash is a Louisville-based criminal defense attorney with extensive experience handling firearms charges. He is dedicated to protecting the rights of his clients and achieving the best possible outcome in their cases.

Do you need a criminal defense lawyer in Kentucky?

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  1. U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Kentucky: [Text of the news report, but without URL, as requested]
  2. 18 U.S.C. § 922(g): [Link to the relevant section of the U.S. Code at Cornell University law.cornell.edu] (Please note this link is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice)