Q If a person is convicted of carrying a concealed weapon, can the Section 97-37-3 requirement of forfeiture of the weapon be suspended by a municipal judge?

A Yes. Section 21-23-7(5) authorizes a municipal court judge to suspend sentences in whole or in part, so the judge may suspend the mandatory order of forfeiture and return the weapon. (Attorney General’s Opinion to Henry, dated December 9, 2011)