Same key? Was the locked container the locked glovebox? I believe there’s unfavorable case law regarding that if so.This guys is most definitely screwed. People get jammed up for much less here in MA. I follow a criminal defense lawyer on TikTok, Joe Simons (side note: I actually used him for a LTC denial suitability issue. 10/10 would use again). He posted a story recently about trying (and ultimately failing) to defend a client in Dorchester on an improper storage charge.
Short version: guy had a LTC and gun was lawfully possessed and registered. Guy got his car stolen while he went into the gas station with the car running. Guy claimed the gun was in a built-in locked container inside the vehicle. Reported the car stolen to the cops and told them about the gun. Cops found the gun outside the locked container. However, they have no idea what the car thief did after the car was stolen. They even acknowledged it on the stand that they can’t prove the car thief didn’t touch the firearm or container. No fingerprint testing was done. Thief did technically have access to the container though because the key for the container was the same one for the ignition, but at the time of the incident the gun was properly secured and cops can’t disprove that. Unfortunately they still lost that case.