Many of the people we represent on weapons charges are ordinary law abiding citizens who are improperly carrying a gun in their car. Most don’t even know they are committing a crime. And they certainly don’t know how serious these charges are. You may be pulled over for a traffic ticket and end up being charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon because the gun was being transported improperly or you did not have a license to carry that gun. Weapons offenses are serious criminal charges.
The use or possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime also acts as an enhancement, meaning the defendant will face increased penalties if he or she is convicted. Being convicted of a weapons offense may mean that you will lose your freedom, right to vote, as well as your right to possess firearms in the future. Your employment and reputation may also be adversely affected.
Call 816.246.88881 for a free consultation with one of our experienced criminal defense weapons attorneys.