Each state considers weapons charges as serious crimes. A conviction could result in potential jail time, excessive fines, loss of rights to carry a firearm and other mandatory sentences. There are a number of restrictions based around the possession of a weapon. In most jurisdictions, if you have ever been convicted of a felony you are not allowed to posses or be near a firearm. If a felon is found to be in possession of a weapon or a firearm they could be charged, arrested and imprisoned. Obtaining a firearm without a license, carrying a license in or near a school and illegal discharge of a firearm are all crimes and punishable by the law.
If you are facing a weapons charge, there are a number of legal defenses that one of our skilled criminal defense attorneys can argue on your behalf. Any person in the United States is protected by the 4th amendment, which prevents individuals from illegal searches and seizures. The first goal is to suppress the evidence if the search or seizure was executed illegally. If a motion to suppress evidence is not accepted, then the next step is to negotiate with the prosecutor in hopes of having the charges reduced. A skilled weapons attorney may also be able to establish a reasonable doubt that the defendant did not knowingly or intentionally posses the weapon.
If you are accused with a weapons violation, it is important to seek as much knowledge as possible to help you understand the legal implication that such a charge can give rise to. Moir Law, PLLC will give you a free legal consultation to help you through this stressful time. We understand that the facts of the case have a lot to do with the outcome, that is why we are here to listen to your entire story without judgment and find what your main concerns are. If you or a loved one has been charged with a weapons crime, feel free to give us a call. The more time that you give us to work on your case, the more time we have to build a solid legal defense. Call our criminal defense team at any time.