The New York State Supreme court ruled today that Robert Guerrero’s felony gun possession charge, stemming from a March 28 arrest at John F. Kennedy airport, will be reduced to a $250 disorderly conduct fine and 50 hours of community service.
Guerrero was arrested after attempting to check luggage holding an unloaded firearm. Although Guerrero made officials aware of the weapon, his lack of ammunition, and his registration in California, New York state laws require a weapon to also be registered in state. The arrest preceded the biggest fight of Guerrero’s career, a May 4 showdown with Floyd Mayweather, which he lost via a unanimous decision.
Guerrero was happy with the verdict and released the below statement.
I’m pleased that the District Attorney’s Office considered my case carefully and resolved it fairly. I never intended to violate New York law, but I know that ignorance of the law is not an excuse. Lesson learned. I’m happy this incident is behind me and [I’m] looking forward to returning to the ring as well as serving my community as ordered by the court.
Guerrero will be allowed to serve his community service in his native California.