Weapons charges can be filed at the federal and state level, so you need a Minnesota weapons charges lawyer who knows both federal and state law and how to handle the prosecution at both levels. Mark Herman, Attorney at Law is very aware of how to deal with the harsh realities that surround federal gun charges, as well as the knowledge and expertise that clients need when dealing with the charges.
Types Of Weapons Charges
The most common weapons charges include:
- Possession of Ammunition by a Prohibited Person
- Possession of a Weapon by a Prohibited Person
- Unlicensed weapons
- Possession of Illegal Weapons
- Possession of a Weapon to Commit a Crime
- Domestic violence-related weapons charges
- Illegal transfer of a gun
There may also be additional weapons charges when certain factors exist. As for the penalties, they include fines and/or jail or prison time. For those selling weapons, the weapons charge may result in a loss of income or their business.
In addition, there are collateral consequences if convicted. These consequences include problems with immigration status, inability to find a job with good pay, issues acquiring insurance, difficulty finding a place to live, and inability to go back to school. Any time a background check may be required, you would most likely find that matters would become quite difficult.
Sometimes there are weapons charges that are simply the result of misinterpreting the law, especially when there are changes in legislation. If your firearm possession is due to you not knowing that the law states otherwise, then this can be argued in court. For instance, modifications were recently made to the laws established in 2003 related to weapons bans in private establishments. Now, the new law states that private establishment owners may notify gun permit holders that firearms are not allowed in their establishments.
Basically, the gun control laws can become rather confusing, such as what the law says about firearm possession restrictions after an order for protection has been established or how firearms are to be carried. The list can go on and on and a quality and highly experienced Minneapolis weapons charges attorney can show the facts, argue those facts, and seek the best possible outcome for you in the end.
Minneapolis Weapons Charges Attorney
If you are facing a weapons charge, your case is not hopeless. It is possible to have the charges against you reduced or completely dismissed. All you have to do is tell Mark Herman, Attorney at Law about your case so an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the charges can begin. To get started, call 24/7 at 612-382-4545 for a free consultation.