Weapons Charges Are Serious Charges
We routinely represent law-abiding citizens who are charged with weapons crimes for improperly carrying a gun in their car. Most don’t even know they are breaking the law or realize just how serious the situation is. Any citizen could be stopped by a law enforcement officer and end up charged with Unlawful Use of a Weapon — a Class D felony — because the gun was being transported improperly.
Any weapon charge should be taken seriously. Being convicted of a weapons offense may mean that you will lose your freedom, along with your right to vote and your right to own or possess firearms in the future. Your employment and reputation may also be adversely affected. The use or possession of a weapon in the commission of a crime also acts as an enhancement, meaning the accused will face increased penalties if he or she is convicted of the underlying offense.
Call Tamara Putnam, The Fighter Lawyer at 816-246-8881 to speak with an experienced criminal defense attorney.