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Weapon crimes can have harsh penalties

If you are charged with a weapon crime, you know one thing to be true: The penalty can be harsh enough to change your life forever.

Weapons charges should always be taken seriously, as the penalties can impact your personal and professional lives both now and in the future. This is even more so the case in federal court, as mandatory prison time may be required for a conviction.

There is more than one type of gun offense, with each one having a different type of punishment. Here are a few of the most common:

-- Carrying a concealed weapon

-- Felon in possession

-- Possession of an illegal weapon

-- Possessing a weapon while under disability

-- Discharging a weapon

As you can imagine, some of these crimes are more serious than others. For example, a felon in possession is a federal charge. Conversely, carrying a concealed weapon does not typically have as severe a punishment.

In many cases, a gun crime is combined with another federal charge, such as robbery, burglary, assault or kidnapping. When this is the case, your situation is even more complex.

If you have been charged with a weapon crime, don't wait around to learn more about your rights. It is essential to understand the seriousness of your situation and how to avoid a prison sentence.

Contact us via phone or online to setup a consultation. We can review your case, answer your questions and devise a defense strategy that will work in your favor. In the end, we'll do whatever it takes to help you avoid a harsh penalty.

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