Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving St Lucie County FL

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General Criminal Defense Information

Topic: Weapons Charge Criminal Defense

A weapons charge, also commonly referred to as a gun charge, is a serious criminal offense which requires a serious attorney to protect your legal rights. In the state of Ohio, it is illegal to own, conceal, or carry a weapon without the proper license. The two basic types of gun licenses and permits include one that allows you to carry a weapon "openly", and one that allows you to "carry and conceal" a weapon.

A violation of any restriction of a gun license (permit) can result in criminal weapons charges or loosing your right to legally own, possess, or carry a weapon.

Being arrested with a weapon without the proper permit or license is a whole different situation. The ramifications of weapons charge (gun charge) without the proper license and permit is extremely serious; especially if you are arrested with firearm during the course of a crime.

Weapons (gun) charges may include, but are not limited to:

  • Illegally concealed weapons
  • Possession of stolen weapons
  • Possession of unlicensed weapons
  • Failure to register a firearm
  • Felony Battery
  • Possession of illegal sawed-off shotguns, automatic weapons, silencers and more
  • Unlawful weapons sales or trafficking
  • Purchasing weapons for someone else (straw purchase)
  • Possession or use of a weapon on federal property
  • Illegal possession of concealed weapon
  • Possession of a firearm as a convicted felon.

A weapons (gun) charge conviction can be detrimental to your future goals, opportunities, and even your freedom. Depending upon the circumstances of the arrest and/or your prior criminal history, a weapons (gun) charge conviction could result in penalties such as:

  • Hefty fines
  • Potential jail or prison time
  • Loss of your right to own, possess, carry, or use a weapon
  • Suspension of your driving privileges
  • Having your license revoked
  • Attend mandatory anger management classes
  • Community service
  • Lengthy terms of probation
  • Potential vehicle forfeiture
  • Forfeiture of property or assets
  • Forfeiture of certain basic civil rights
  • And in the event of a capital crime, life imprisonment (without the possibility of parole) or the death penalty.
Protect your rights and freedoms. Contact an experienced Criminal Defense Attorney today!

Fort Pierce Criminal Defense Attorneys Serving:

St Lucie County Florida, including: Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie, Poinciana, Buena Ventura Lakes, Celebration, Yeehaw Junction, Intercession City, Campbell.


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