Are You Facing Criminal Charges Related To A Weapons Violation?
Penalties for a conviction of a weapons violation are steep. State and federal mandatory minimum sentencing will involve a permanent record, expensive fines and jail time. A conviction for a weapons violation will likely prevent you from legally possessing or carrying a firearm in the future. With a felony conviction on your record, it may be difficult to find a job or a place to rent or qualify for certain kinds of licenses. In some instances, you may be barred from working at government installations.
When defending yourself against charges of weapons violations, it’s important to look at the actions of investigators and police. Were questionable informants used? Did investigators cross the line and engage in entrapment? Did the accused knowingly and intentionally break the law? The lawyer at the Stone Law Office meticulously analyzes the actions of law enforcement officers and the evidence offered in the case against his clients.
If you’ve been arrested for a weapons violation, contact criminal defense attorney Gary D. Stone today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. He will evaluate the charges against you and begin the process of building your defense.
Types Of Weapons Violations
Attorney Stone counsels and defends people charged with the following kinds of weapons-related crimes:
- Modifying a semi-automatic weapon to an automatic weapon
- Shortening the barrel of a shotgun
- Possessing a switchblade
- Possessing brass knuckles
- Carrying a concealed weapon without a permit
- Illegally selling a firearm
- Possessing explosives
- Unlawfully discharging a firearm
- Brandishing a firearm
Preparing Your Defense
The actions of arresting officers and investigators can quickly compromise whatever case the prosecution has against you. An illegal search of your car or home typically means that the evidence found against you must be excluded from trial. Shady dealings on the part of informants or undercover agents can also result in evidence or testimony being suppressed. As your attorney, Mr. Stone will expose unconstitutional or questionable actions on the part of law enforcement officers.
In cases involving an illegal sale or modification, criminal intent must be proved. While ignorance of the law is not a defense against breaking the law, it may justify a reduction in charges and sentencing. As your attorney, Mr. Stone will attack the government’s claim and version of events, which often preys on fears of terrorism or crime instead of sticking to quantifiable facts.
When Cooperating With The Government Is Prudent
If your guilt is not in question, then agreeing to a plea bargain may be in your best interest. As your lawyer, Mr. Stone will work with prosecutors in order to arrange the best possible deal for you. Before you talk to investigators or agree to plead guilty, contact him today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Send an online inquiry or call 913-281-6601 or 816-516-8000 for a consult.