Individuals have the right to keep and bear arms for lawful purposes such as self-defense. To deny an individual’s right to bear and keep firearms is a violation of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution.
But like all laws, there are numerous exceptions under both state and federal regulations. Hundreds of federal regulations govern the sale, transfer, manufacture and purchase of firearms. These charges are often added to other criminal charges.
Examples of illegal firearm possession charges include, but are not limited to the following:
- Giving false statements in connection with the acquisition of a firearm
- Receipt of a firearm by a person under indictment
- Weapons trafficking
- Unregistered firearm
- Concealed weaponry
- Convicted felon in possession of a weapon
- Dealing in firearms without a license
Possession of a handgun without a license
Possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon
If you have been charged with or accused of violating a weapons law, you risk going to prison, paying large fines and having a permanent criminal record that may affect your life for years to come.
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If you are facing weapons-related criminal charges, we are ready to defend your rights. Our attorneys have tried more than 100 trials and are committed to getting you the results that you want. Contact Hayes Ruemmele for a free consultation.