Windsor Man Faces Jail Time for Gun Possession

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A Windsor man with a lengthy criminal record will be sentenced next week after he was found guilty of being in possession of a sawed-off shotgun.

Following a trial, Joshua Erdodi, 32, was found guilty of several charges after police found the weapon in the trunk of his car in September 2017.

The defence is asking for a sentence of 18-months to two-years less a day, while the Crown wants three-and-a-half years to four years in prison.

Erdodi has prior convictions of violence and firearms.

Assistant Crown Jayme Lesperance pointed out that having a firearm is dangerous, but being on a court order not to possess one and to be found with a weapon is 'even more dangerous.'

Defence lawyer Maria Carroccia argued there was no real evidence what the gun was going to be used for and there wasn't any ammunition with the gun.

Erdodi has maintained his innocence but accepts the judge's decision.

Justice Lloyd Dean will hand down  his sentence on October 11.