Former judge gets free sentence for buying 2 BB guns
One day in April 2014, Lu, a deputy section chief of the legal affairs office of a county government in Zhejiang province, was arrested by the police as he was boarding a flight to attend a classmate's party.
Lu questioned whether the police made a mistake in the object, the police asked whether he bought "gun" on line.
Lu, a master's student in law at a key university, joined the Communist Party of China at school. After graduation, He passed the judicial examination and was transferred to the legal department as deputy section chief in a county court.The specific kinetic energy of the two BB guns was identified as 8.5 joules/cm2 and 7 joules/cm2.
Lu was later sentenced to three years imprisonment suspended for three years by Hangzhou Intermediate People's Court for illegally buying and selling guns. If the ruling stands, Lu will be expelled from the Communist Party of China and barred from legal work.After our intervention in the second trial, we pleaded not guilty. After many efforts, Zhejiang High People's Court changed the judgment and exempted he from punishment on April 18, 2016.
The effective defense of similar cases not only restored nearly 200 years of freedom, but also created the conditions for the Supreme People's Court and The Supreme People's Procuratorate to issue new regulations on low-specific kinetic energy gun cases in March 2018.