Raymond Felton pleads guilty on gun charge, avoids jail

By Matt Moore | NBA writer

Raymond Felton avoids jail time with guilty plea.  (USATSI)
Raymond Felton avoids jail time with guilty plea. (USATSI)

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It was reported in late June that Raymond Felton had agreed to terms on a plea deal to avoid jail time following an arrest on a gun charge involving a semi-automatic handgun in February. On Wednesday, the Mavericks guard plead guilty and was sentenced to community service and a $5,000 fine in a New York court.

Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday to attempted criminal possession of a weapon under an agreement prosecutors outlined last month. He was sentenced to 500 hours of community service and a $5,000 fine.

Felton was arrested in February. Authorities said his estranged wife's lawyer brought a loaded semi-automatic handgun to a police precinct and said it was his.

Felton was charged under a state law that bans many large-capacity ammunition magazines. Prosecutors said Felton's could hold about 20 rounds.

via Raymond Felton of Dallas Mavericks pleads guilty in gun case, spared jail - ESPN Dallas.

Felton was traded to Dallas last month in the Tyson Chandler trade. The NBA has said it is monitoring the case, and typically issues suspensions following guilty pleas, as was the case with Jason Kidd's DUI case last season, for example.

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