About Weapon Charges
Caught with an unlawful weapon or firearm?
No matter what your intentions might have been, it is important to know that law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and judges are deadly serious when it comes to bodily harm caused by a firearm. Even if you never intended to use your weapon, committing a crime while in possession of a firearm or other weapon implies deadly intent. If you have been implicated in a crime involving a gun or other weapon, seeking legal representation is an absolute necessity. With hard-hitting defense, you can greatly increase your chances of having your charges dropped or your sentence reduced.
The Legal Impact of a Weapon Charge
A weapons charge can create negative consequences in every aspect of your life. If convicted, you will face large fines, several years behind bars in a state or federal prison, and you will lose your privilege to carry a weapon. A conviction will also saddle you with a criminal record that will make finding a good job exceedingly difficult and living a normal life next to impossible. Some common weapon charges include:
- Armed robbery
- Felony possession of a firearm
- Illegal discharge of a firearm
- Possession of a prohibited weapon
- The illegal sale or trafficking of firearms
Safeguard Your Future Freedoms
One of the most damaging aspects of a weapons charge is that it is often accompanied by other related criminal charges and is used by many prosecutors as a way to increase the severity of the sentence you receive. A weapons charge could also constitute a federal offense, in which case you could face federal prosecutors and the heightened penalties associated with federal offenses. At the law firm of Okabe & Haushalter, you can rest assured that we will not back down in the face of serious charges. We are a highly professional and deeply experienced firm, nationally recognized for our ability to win in the courtroom. Do not let a weapons charge stand in the way of your future. Hire our firm and take the first step towards safeguarding your freedom.