PENALTIES FOR FIREARM CRIMES
The commission of gun crimes results in steep penalties. The specific penalty will depend on the underlying facts of a case. However, those guilty of a firearm offense will typically face a jail term of 5 to 10 years and a hefty fine. Penalties can increase drastically if a gun or weapon was used in connection with certain other crimes, such as drug trafficking or crimes of violence. Similarly, people with prior convictions for drug trafficking or crimes of violence can face extraordinarily severe penalties.
DEFENSES TO FIREARM CRIMES
Many of the defenses to firearm charges depend on specific terms and definitions used in the applicable laws. As seen above, there are many laws that prohibit certain actions related to firearms. These laws are often drafted with technical rules, terms, and meanings. At times, effective defenses can assert that these technicalities cannot be proven or are not met. Defenses can also challenge the means in which authorities gathered evidence and the way they collected statements and facts.
Know, though, that these defenses will go unraised without the assistance of an attorney knowledgeable in gun crimes. Our attorneys have the skill and talent when it comes to firearm offenses. They have over twenty years of combined experience. They’re also passionate in their representation and take every step to ensure you understand the charges against you and the options available in your case. Please contact them now for help.