Ex parte D.B

In Ex parte D.B., 678 So. 2d 255 (Ala. 1996) the defendant was convicted of unlawfully firing a weapon in the city limits and of possession of a gun found in the vehicle in which he was riding. The Court of Criminal Appeals held that the location of the car in the area where the gunshots were heard, together with the presence of guns and ammunition in the car, was sufficient circumstantial evidence to support a finding that D.B., a passenger in the car, had discharged a gun and had constructively possessed it. The Court reversed the judgment of the Court of Criminal Appeals, stating that the circumstantial evidence raised only the possibility that D.B. had known the guns were in the car.