Owning a gun is not something to take lightly. It comes with a high level of social responsibility and protective laws that citizens must follow. Most people who use guns do so correctly and without incidents. While there are bad apples, individuals could be overly or innocently charged with firearm-related crimes. Those convicted could face lengthy jail or prison time and have to pay hefty fines.

The most important thought on your mind is avoiding a conviction or time behind bars. A steadfast Mesa gun lawyer could provide you with a strong defense, likely leading to reduced charges or prosecuted offenses against you dropped entirely. Call a criminal defense attorney for help with your case.

Frequent Gun Charges

While gun owners, in general, have more freedom to exercise their 2nd Amendment rights compared to many other states, there are specific prohibitions when it comes to possessing and using a firearm. Some of the most frequent gun offenses include:

  • Negligent or any unlawful discharge of a gun or pellet gun
  • Intentionally using a gun to disturb the peace
  • Concealing a gun without a valid concealed carry permit
  • Using or possessing a firearm during a drive-by shooting
  • Aggravated assault with a deadly weapon
  • First-degree murder with a pistol

Other severe gun offenses involve misconduct pursuant to Arizona Revised Statutes § 13-3102. Examples of misconduct are:

  • Possessing a gun without visible serial numbers
  • Having an automatic weapon
  • Having a sawed-off shotgun less than 18 inches long
  • Possessing an altered pistol
  • Making or selling prohibited firearms
  • A felon or non-U.S. citizen possessing a gun
  • Straw-man purchasers or purchasing a gun for someone else

No matter the gun accusations, there are defenses. A well-crafted defense could decrease the severity of a charge or prove a person’s innocence. Those accused should contact a gun attorney in Mesa who is an expert in crafting and delivering compelling defense legal arguments.

Penalties for a Gun Conviction

A gun conviction could have life-altering consequences. Penalties range from serious misdemeanors to felonies. A conviction of a serious misdemeanor could land a person in jail for up to 180 days and fines up to $2,500. For a felony, gun convictions could range anywhere from two and a half to twenty-five years in a correctional facility, depending on the offense classification. Payments could exceed $2,500. Also, depending on a person’s criminal history, a gun charge could be enhanced, which increases the possible penalties.

A person accused of a firearm charge could avoid receiving an unfair sentence with the help of a Mesa lawyer.

Contact a Mesa Gun Attorney to Discuss Defense Options

Many criminal cases are resolved through plea negotiations. This means you will not have the opportunity to tell your side of the events in front of a jury. It also means you need legal counsel with the time, energy, and resources to devote to your defense. A private lawyer could work a favorable plea deal with a prosecutor in a fraction of the time it would take for a full trial. However, you do have the right to request a jury trial within 14 days of your firearm charge.

A Mesa lawyer could handle a gun case with urgency and skill. We only settle after first receiving approval from you and are ready to take the case to trial should it come to that. We have helped clients with both dismissing and reducing gun charges. Our defenses work and get clients favorable deals. Contact us to speak with a practiced attorney.

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