Prof. S. David Mitchell presented a working draft of his paper, “Notice(ing) Ex-Offenders: A Case Study of the Manifest Injustice of Passively Violating a Felon-in-Possession Statute,” at the 2013 Law & Society Annual Meeting in Boston. The paper discusses the case of Willie L. Williams, who was charged with violating Missouri’s amended felon-in-possession statute without being afforded notice of the change and reasonably relying upon the return of his rifle from a local sheriff. The article argues that such changes in the law should be accompanied with noticed and a grace period to allow for compliance.
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Prof. Mitchell Discusses Felon-in-Possession Statute in Boston
June 6th, 2013