A conviction for a weapons violation at the state or federal level almost always involves jail time, an expensive fine, and a permanent criminal record. Additionally, a weapons violation conviction may prevent you from owning firearms in the future. With a felony conviction on your record, it may be difficult finding a job, 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? At the Stone Law Office, our attorney, Gary D. Stone, meticulously analyzes the actions of law enforcement officers and the evidence offered in the case against his client.
If you’ve been arrested on a weapons violation, contact criminal defense attorney Gary D. Stone today to schedule a free, confidential consultation. We can evaluate the charges against you and begin the process of building your defense.
Kinds of Weapons Violations
The Stone Law Office 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
- Possession of a switch blade
- Possession of brass knuckles
- Carried a concealed weapons without a permit
- An illegal sales of 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 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, Gary D. Stone exposes 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 if not a defense against breaking the law, it may justify a reduction in charges and sentencing. As your attorney, Mr. Stone attacks the government’s claim and version of events that often prey 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, agreeing to a plea bargain may be in your best interest. As your lawyer, Gary D. Stone works with prosecutors in order to arrange the best possible deal for our clients. Before you talk to investigators or agree to plead “guilty,” contact weapons violations attorney Gary D. Stone today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case.