Kansas City Weapons Offense Lawyer
Firearms and Other Weapons
If you have been charged with any weapons offense, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a proven Kansas City criminal defense attorney.
Many people incorrectly define a weapons offense as only involving a firearm. This is inaccurate as a weapons crime could include explosives, a switchblade knife, gas gun and more. There are many places where carrying a concealed weapon are prohibited. They include locations such as bars, casinos, schools, public hospitals, government buildings, buses and amusement parks. Penalties range from fines of $100 up to $5000, a firearm permit suspended for a year and upwards of 7 years in prison. If you are a prior offender (convicted felon) and you are found to be carrying a concealed weapon, this is considered a felony and you could face between 5 and 15 years in state prison. This is also a federal offense, leading to even tougher penalties.
Unlawful Use of Weapons
Although you do not have to have a permit to purchase a gun and are not required to register guns in Missouri, there are several illegal uses of firearms which are considered a crime.
You may be arrested for any of the following:
- Illegal transfer of firearms
- Illegal possession of explosive weapons
- Criminal action that involves firearms
- Firearm concealment
- Stealing firearms
If you have a felony conviction on your record according to Missouri law or are a fugitive from the law, it is illegal to carry a firearm and may be considered a Class C felony.
Defending Weapons Charges
If you commit a felony with the aid of a dangerous instrument or deadly weapon, punishments are severe and can be compounded by a prior criminal record. Illegal sale of a firearm, gun trafficking and criminal conspiracy charges can all result in lengthy incarceration terms and harsh fines. Regardless of what your circumstances are, the firm would like to offer you its services.
You are innocent until proven guilty and have rights that must be protected. A complete review of all aspects of your case must be made so that the best possible defense plan can be composed and executed. The sooner the firm can begin working on your case, the better chance you will have for a favorable outcome, so do not delay in taking action.
Contact a Kansas City weapons offense lawyer f or aggressive assistance in fighting your weapons charges.
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