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20 arrested in second wave of gun violence initiative in Cincinnati

On Behalf of | Dec 9, 2020 | Criminal Defense

Being accused of weapons charges and other crimes can quickly lead to your freedoms being at risk. That’s why it’s important to have someone on your side if you’ll be fighting accusations of violence.

Take, for example, this case out of Cincinnati, Ohio, in which 20 people have been charged with gun violence crimes. The 20 individuals were charged as a part of a new gun violence initiative. Out of the 20 people who were arrested, only 13 are in custody. Six more were arrested over the week and weekend of Nov. 23, but at least one person is still at large.

The 42-year-old man who is wanted reportedly has a history of aggravated armed robbery, domestic violence, drug trafficking, involuntary manslaughter and other crimes. There is a warrant out for his arrest.

The others arrested included people ranging from the ages of 20 to 42. They were arrested as part of a second grouping of arrests for gun violence in the region.

What’s the goal of the gun violence initiative?

The goal of the initiative is to locate repeat offenders so that they can be federally prosecuted. Nineteen of the people above were targeted for possessing a firearm as a convicted felon, which is against the law.

What should you do if you’re arrested for possessing a weapon as a felon?

If you possess a weapon and are a felon, you may be committing a crime. If you are unknowingly in possession, for example, if someone leaves a weapon in your vehicle or home, it’s still important to defend yourself. Not doing so could lead to serious “charges against you.